Lineman restoring power after Hurricane Irma falls to death

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A Florida lineman who was working to restore power following Hurricane Irma is dead after falling from a parking garage.

The Sun Sentinel reports that 26-year-old Scott Christopher Reid Jr. was killed Sunday morning when he fell from the fifth floor of the Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort garage.

Police say Reid was standing near his truck, preparing for work, before he fell. Detectives haven’t offered details about what caused the fall, but they’re not calling the incident suspicious.

Reid lived in Sebring, a rural community northwest of Lake Okeechobee. His family says he worked for T&D Solutions.

 

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