DTE worker dies after being electrocuted in Brighton Township

A utility worker in Brighton Township was fatally electrocuted Sunday morning when he came into contact with an energized cable and sustained injuries. 

Michigan State Police that responded to the incident were at the scene in Livingston County around 10:30 a.m. The DTE worker, a 41-year-old man from South Lyon, was in the field at the time of the death. 

"He, along with thousands of DTE employees, held a commitment to caring for our customers and communities, and we view him as a hero. We are reaching out to his family, and we ask for consideration and privacy at this time of profound sadness and grieving. We are sending our full love and support to his loved ones, and all those whose lives he touched," read a statement from DTE.

Troopers were assisted on scene by Livingston County EMS, Brighton Fire Department, Howell Fire Department, and Livingston County Sheriff Department.