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Man electrocuted while working near 79th, State Line Road in Prairie Village

One person was electrocuted while working at a job site in Prairie Village Tuesday afternoon, police said in a news release.

According to Prairie Village police, officers were called just before 1:30 p.m. to the 7900 block of State Line Road in reference to a medical emergency.

Police found 48-year-old Michael T. Young dead at the scene.

Police said Young appeared to have died from an accidental electrocution.

In an email to the The Star, police said Young was a painting contractor.

The investigation was ongoing. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration was notified, police added.

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Kaitlyn Schwers covers breaking news and crime at night for The Kansas City Star. Originally from Willard, Mo., she spent nearly three years reporting in Arkansas and Illinois before returning to Missouri and joining The Star in 2017.
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