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Officials identify 2 killed when bucket truck tips over on Cape Cod

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Authorities work on the scene of a fatal accident where two workers died in Bourne, Mass., Saturday, April 12, 2014. Their bucket truck apparently tipped over while they were in the basket more than 100 feet in the air at a Cape Cod site. (AP Photo/Cape Cod Times, Steve Heaslip)The Associated Press

Two Massachusetts men working on high-tension power lines are dead after their bucket truck tipped over while they were in the basket more than 100 feet in the air.

Utility NStar says Joseph L. Boyd III, of Fall River, and John Loughran, of Quincy, had been contracted for an NStar project in Bourne, on Cape Cod.

Police Chief Dennis Woodside told the newspaper the two men were both in the bucket when the truck toppled over. He said they were killed instantly.

Woodside said it was not particularly windy at the time of the accident and the ground under the truck appeared to be solid.

The Office of Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating.

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