Authorities: New Jersey man 1 of 2 people electrocuted at job site

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Visitation services will be held today and Friday for the utility worker from West Caldwell electrocuted at a job site in New York.

The incident happened Monday in Warwick.

According to authorities, Derrick Paris, 51, and Justin McLoughlin, 28, of Georgia, were killed by 69,000 volts of electricity. The pair were working for E-J Electric, a transmission and distribution company from Connecticut.

A company spokesman says they were performing maintenance on a utility pole when the accident occurred.

The men were pronounced the men dead at the scene.

Paris was born in Kearny and lived in West Caldwell. He was a married father of two.

Visitation is today from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home in Kearny. 

A funeral Mass will be held Friday morning at St. Stephen's Church.

There were no witnesses to the accident.

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