Officials identify man who died in electrical accident in Taunton

TAUNTON, Mass. — Officials have identified the man who died in an electrical accident in Taunton last week.

Michael Messina, 58, of North Easton, was electrocuted while trying to remove an antenna from a home on Danforth Street on Thursday morning, according to the Bristol District Attorney’s Office.

Messina died when the antenna made contact with a nearby power line, investigators said. The incident also ignited a fire, which was quickly extinguished.

Foul play is not suspected.

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