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Electrocution Claims Second Victim

Posted January 3, 1998 12:00 a.m. EST

— A second construction worker laying pipe in Morrisville has died from electrocution.

Twenty-one-year-old Pedro Vega Monrroy died earlier this week at UNC Hospitals Burn Center. Monrroy was one of two workers electrocuted in an accident the week before Christmas.

Co-worker Rogelio Gallegos died at Duke University Hospital the day of the accident. The two were electrocuted when an excavator touched an overhead wire as the men were handling a pipe.