Fatal electrocution in Florence County

FLORENCE, Wis. – A Florence man died Tuesday after he was electrocuted while working on a utility line in Fern, Wis.

The incident occurred at about 12:20 p.m. near the intersection of State Highway 101 and Turtle Creek Road.

Florence County Sheriff Jeff Rickaby said that 43-year-old Dean G. Larson, a utility worker for Florence Utilities, had been working on a line about 60 yards off the roadway when he was electrocuted.

Florence Rescue Squad, Beacon Ambulance, and Larson’s co-workers performed CPR at the scene and used an automated external defibrillator in an attempt to revive Larson, said Rickaby.

The incident remains under investigation.