SANTA ROSA, Calif. — Authorities say a man in California’s wine country died after attempting to move a toppled power pole and it fell on top of him.

The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports that authorities with Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office say the 25-year-old man was helping the parents of his girlfriend remove the pole that had fallen on top of a truck at a home near Healdsburg on Monday.

Authorities say that as they lifted the pole, the man tripped, causing the pole to fall on him. The family flagged down passing firefighters who attempted lifesaving measures.

Authorities say the pole did not appear to be a public utility pole.


Information from: The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, http://www.pressdemocrat.com

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