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UPDATE: The worker in Rangeley who was killed when he fell from the bucket of a utility truck has been identified. The victim is 24-year-old Danila Belov of Brooklyn, NY. The incident remains under investigation.

Yesterday, Jan. 17, Franklin County Dispatch received a 911 call reporting that a man had fallen out of a bucket truck on Main Street in Rangeley. Despite medical aid provided by paramedics, the man was pronounced dead at the scene. Maine State Police were contacted to assist in the investigation. Route 4 was closed until 4 P.M. while emergency crews worked the scene.

From the Maine State Police:

Upon arrival, Troopers were able to determine that the 2012 Ford Econoline van equipped with a bucket lift was traveling south on Main St. (Route 4) in Rangeley. While the vehicle was in motion, the bucket struck a set of utility wires that were suspended by utility poles across the roadway. The van was operated by 31-year-old Anton Natachiev of Brooklyn, NY. The deceased, who was believed to be in the bucket initially when it struck the wires, will not be identified until next of kin has been notified. Both men were working as subcontractors for Consolidated Communications.

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