FLP worker electrocuted on the job in Fort Lauderdale

Full story: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

A Florida Power & Light Co. worker died while working on a power line this morning, police said.
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Kilroy

Boca Raton, FL

#11 Feb 15, 2009
What FLP I thought it was called FP&L ?

Since: Feb 09

Pompano Beach, FL

#15 Feb 15, 2009
Folks, let's quiet down here for a minute. Never mind that we all think that FPL charges exorbitant rates for their services, but the bottom line is that Mr. Seaton passed away while doing his job to provide you with electricity. Remember that next time you call in to report a power outage!
Aint got no money honey

AOL

#17 Feb 15, 2009
Dummy-ism reigns again at the Scum-Sentinel.
It's FPL ...not FLP.
But on the bright side, you know you still have readers
rob

Palm Beach Gardens, FL

#18 Feb 15, 2009
This mans life was cut short,and all you dummies can do is talk like idiots!!!
No regard for human life here!!
MIAMI COWBOY

United States

#19 Feb 15, 2009
Rip Oliver wrote:
Maybe FPL will lower their bills now.
NO CHANCE. THEY WILL BE RAISING IT TO COVER THE FINES, PENALTIES AND COSTS RELATED TO THIS SHOCKINGLY COMMON SITUATION.......... MOST PEOPLE WHO WORK WITH ELECTRICITY REMEMBER IT IS DANGEROUS AND DEADLY. CARELESSNESS KILLS, AND THE DEAD WORKERS FAMILY WILL ONLY GET $100,000.00! ITS A LIGHTENING EXPERIENCE TO SEE THE SKOCKED FRIENDS AND FAMILY OF THE MAN WHO COULD SELF POWER A LIGHT BULB AFTER AN EXPERIENCE LIKE THIS
The Floridian

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#22 Feb 15, 2009
My sympathies go out to Mr. Seaton's family.
cludeen seaton

Mississauga, Canada

#24 Feb 15, 2009
this story does not make any sense why would he go back uo there i think there is more to this
my beloved brother rest in peace
I say

United States

#25 Feb 15, 2009
Doctors at the Broward Medical Examiner's Office will conduct an autopsy Monday to determine Seaton's cause of death.

HEY, give me that money, I can tell you the cause of death.

His heart stopped. Likely due to encountering a charged power line.

Condolences to the family.
Reality_Check

Orlando, FL

#28 Feb 15, 2009
hiSPanICS go home wrote:
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That's what happens when you ask Haitians and Hispanics to write articles in English.
Catching 12 to 15 typographical errors here is a light week. This is a joke. An unemployment rate that is skyrocketing in America and we are worried about giving jobs to those who can not learn to read or write. Unfortunately, it does not end here.
George

Orlando, FL

#29 Feb 15, 2009
How miserable does your life have to be to make jokes about a man dying on the job ? My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
cludeen seaton

Mississauga, Canada

#30 Feb 15, 2009
my brother is a person not a company name and to those who have issues with his employer FLP deal with it his life was cut short and death is a sure thing your day will come my brother family is not seeking hand out from anyone surely not you ignorant jerks like hiSPanICS go home

i will always love you bro R.I.P
As I See It

New Milford, CT

#31 Feb 15, 2009
What is an "FLP worker"?
Nice headline, Sun Sentinel...
Attention to detail!!!
cludeen seaton

Mississauga, Canada

#34 Feb 15, 2009
you dummy it lazy sitting on welfare people like you why black man have to work various hrs just to let you have electricity and all you can talk about is he taking some else job what are your qualification my brother is qualify for his job obviously you are a bastard don't expect any better from you ZAPPER
cludeen seaton

Mississauga, Canada

#35 Feb 15, 2009
thank george
Amazing

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#36 Feb 15, 2009
It's amazing how cowards who don't even show their faces can write trash anonymously. If you hate cops or minorities so much grow a set and tell them to their faces. You are cowards. Were you abused growing up and became nerds? Do you even work for a living? Still living with mommy and daddy? Why don't you get off your fat @$$ and do something positive in your life. Lets discuss American history. You are the illegal immigrant. The American Indians didn't want your sorry @$$ here. And I am sure they didn't want you half breed European ancestors either. Why don't you give back this land you took away from the Mexicans and the American Indians. Look at the states that were taken from Mexico. Texas, California, Nevada, New "Mexico" etc... This is why the world hates Americans.... Because you are a great example of an arrogant MORON.
scared in FL

Monroe, LA

#43 Feb 15, 2009
ZAPPER wrote:
Was he a quota hire, taking a job from some one more qualified simply because he was black?
AMERICA - this is why black americans are always angry. A man has died working before sun up on Sunday morning. Zapper's response?"must be affirmative action".

Decent people - Do you find this disgusting? tell him so.
Rip oliver is an Idiot

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#44 Feb 15, 2009
Rip Oliver wrote:
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Stop crying, you little whimp!!
I hope you don't have any children and never breed
scared in FL

Monroe, LA

#45 Feb 15, 2009
cludeen seaton wrote:
my brother is a person not a company name and to those who have issues with his employer FLP deal with it his life was cut short and death is a sure thing your day will come my brother family is not seeking hand out from anyone surely not you ignorant jerks like hiSPanICS go home
i will always love you bro R.I.P
Our prayers go out to you and all of your family. I work in the utility industry. When something like this happens, we know that it could have been anyone. Ignorant fools know nothing about the job these guys do for them. Forgive them for their ignorance.

God bless you all.
FPL employee

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#47 Feb 15, 2009
RIP Junior Seaton, Our prayers are with you & your family!
FFL

Boca Raton, FL

#52 Feb 15, 2009
I knew this man personally. He was a really nice man and has a wife and two young children. This was an accident and the power was restored back to the lines before the job was finished. Proper procedure was not followed correctly here and this is indeed a terrible accident.

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