Worker Electrocuted at HGTV Dream Home in Central Florida

The worker was rushed the hospital and pronounced dead.

A man was electrocuted while working on a boat dock at the site of the HGTV Dream Home giveaway in central Florida, authorities said.

Paramedics responded to the Merritt Island home, about 55 miles southeast of Orlando, Monday afternoon and pulled the unresponsive man out of Indian River Lagoon, according to Brevard County Fire Rescue. The man was rushed to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The sheriff's office was investigating the death as an accident. The worker's name wasn't immediately released.

Florida Today reports that the home was chosen as part of the show's 20th annual design project and remodeling effort. A national contest later this year will determine who will win the home.

A telephone message left with HGTV wasn't immediately returned.

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