Bank sign worker electrocuted in north Twin Cities

CENTERVILLE, Minn. (AP) — A worker has been electrocuted while making repairs to a bank sign in the northern Twin Cities.

The 48-year-old man was inside the sign outside Central Bank in Centerville when he was electrocuted about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Centennial Fire District Chief Jerry Streich tells the Star Tribune the upper part of the sign displaying the bank’s name was not lighting. Streich says the worker was looking at a control box when the electrocution happened.

Firefighters cut a hole in the sign to get the unresponsive worker out and lowered him to the ground. Medical personnel tried to revive him.

The man’s name has not been released. Investigators are trying to determine what led to the man’s death.