Railroad Electrocution Investigation Continues
8/27/2013 (Updated 8/28/2013 12:15:12 AM)The investigation continues into the circumstances leading up to the electrocution death of a Pennsylvania man earlier this week, while he was working on the railroad on State Route 235 in Colesville...
39-year-old Thomas Tarchak of Simpson, Pennsylvania - - was conducting elevated train bridge measurements when the bucket truck he was in came in contact with a NYSEG primary wire.
Tarchak, who was an employee of the Canadian Pacific Railroad--is assumed to have died after his truck became live with an electric current of 4800 volts.
NYSEG had to cut the power before crews could bring the bucket down.
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