U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Fatal Electrocution Under Investigation in Cambridge

Fatal Electrocution Under Investigation in Cambridge

Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Cambridge Police Commissioner Christine Elow have confirmed the ongoing investigation into a fatal electrocution that occurred this morning.

At approximately 8:30 a.m. today, Cambridge Police responded to Bent Street in Cambridge for the report that a male party had been electrocuted. Upon arrival first responders located the 44-year-old Sturbridge man on the ground and began life saving measures before transporting him to Massachusetts General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The preliminary investigation suggests that the man was working as a subcontractor at an AT&T facility. At the time of the incident, it appears that he was working on an emergency lighting conduit.

This is an open and active investigation being conducted by the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, Cambridge Police and the Massachusetts State Police Detective Unit assigned to the District Attorney’s Office. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will also conduct an investigation.

Page was posted on 11/7/2023 2:20 PM
Page was last modified on 11/7/2023 2:21 PM
Contact Us

How can we help?

Please provide as much detail below as possible so City staff can respond to your inquiry:

As a governmental entity, the Massachusetts Public Records Law applies to records made or received by the City. Any information received through use of this site is subject to the same provisions as information provided on paper.

Read our complete privacy statement

Service Requests

Enter a service request via Commonwealth Connect for things like missed trash pickups, potholes, etc., click here