Worker on Ladder Leaning Against New Jersey Utility Pole Dies

A cable worker was found dead while standing on a ladder leaning against a utility pole in North Jersey.

Officials said that 31-year-old Comcast worker Michael Alfaro, of Carteret, was found unresponsive by utility workers responding to reports of a power outage in Glen Ridge.

PSE&G spokeswoman Brooke Fisher said the workers used their pole rescue training to try to bring Alfaro down, but that he was pronounced dead a short time later after emergency workers responded to the scene.

Comcast is the parent company of NBC Universal and NBC10.

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