- BSO Case Number: PB02-05-9974
- PIO Number: 02-5-45
- Date: May 21, 2002
- Time: 1951
- Place of Occurrence: 248 NE 40 Ct., unincorporated Pompano Beach
- Eduardo Sandoval, 55, 1/10/47, male, 248 NE 40 Ct., Pompano (DECEASED)
Description of Incident:
The Broward Sheriff's Office was called upon Tuesday night to investigate the accidental electrocution of a man who died while picking mangoes from his backyard tree.
Shortly before 8 p.m. paramedics and BSO deputies responded to 248 NE 40th Court near Pompano Beach in reference to a “fall injury.” Arriving deputies and rescue workers found that Eduardo Sandoval, 55, fell off an aluminum ladder after he touched a 7,000 volt power line with a metal swimming pool pole. Sandoval had been using the pole to get mangoes out of his tree.
Sandoval was transported to North Broward Medical Center, where he was declared dead.
- THIS REPORT BY: Det. G. Bukata, Sgt. J. Murray, CI Jim Leljedal / PIO Lt. O’Brien, Dist. IX 5/22/02 1200