A van equipped with a bucket lift is parked Tuesday morning beside Main Street in Rangeley after a man reportedly riding the bucket fell out and died after hitting wires suspended across the street. The deceased and the driver were subcontractors for Consolidated Communications, according to police. Maine Department of Public Safety photo

RANGELEY —Danila Belov, 24, of Brooklyn, New York, a subcontractor for Consolidated Communications, died Tuesday morning after he fell from a bucket lift atop a moving van when it struck utility wires suspended across Main Street, according to state police.

Belov was pronounced dead at the scene.

The van was driven by Anton Natachiev of Brooklyn, New York, according to a news release late Monday night by Shannon Moss, public information officer for the Maine Department of Public Safety. The statement said Franklin County Dispatch received a 911 call at 10:48 a.m. of a man who fell out of a bucket as the van was traveling south on the street.

State police troopers said the 2012 Ford Econoline was equipped with a bucket lift and while the van was in motion, the bucket struck utility wires suspended by utility poles across Main Street, Moss wrote. Belov was believed to be in the bucket when it struck the wires.

Both men were working as subcontractors for Consolidated Communications, Moss said.

The incident remains under investigation by state police and the Maine Department of Labor.

Route 4 was closed until 4 p.m. while emergency crews worked at the scene.

Troopers were assisted by the Rangeley Police Department, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Maine Department of Transportation, Rangeley Fire Rescue Department, Central Maine Power and NorthStar Ambulance.

Consolidated Communications’ spokesperson was not immediately available.

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