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Police: Man Electrocuted While Climbing Pole To Tag Roof

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CHICAGO (STMW) – A man believed to have been tagging a roof was electrocuted while climbing an electrical pole early Thursday on the North Side, police said.

The 19-year-old man was climbing the pole in the 1800 block of West Montrose Avenue at 2:45 a.m. when he came in contact with a transformer, police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said.

He was pronounced dead at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center at 3:56 a.m., Greer said.

Area North detectives are conducting a death investigation.

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