Worker catches fire, dies while fixing power pole following NC crash

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) – A person has died while Duke Energy crews were working on a power pole early Wednesday morning following a crash in northwest Charlotte.

The incident occurred around 5:34 a.m. on N. Hoskins Road near Beatties Ford Road.

A worker with Duke Energy was at the scene fixing the wires connected to the downed power pole when suddenly the worker caught fire, a crew with FOX 46 witnessed.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police and OSHA have been called to the scene.

Hundreds of people in the area are currently without power. The estimated time of restoration is 10 a.m.

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