Danville body discovered

Danville police investigate the death of a man whose body was found in the Cotton Farms Mobile Home Park on Wednesday afternoon.

DANVILLE — Police have identified the electrician who was killed in an apparent electrocution Wednesday as a Salem man who worked in the profession for many years.

Michael E. Pouliot, 56, died in the accident while performing electrical work outside a home at 13 Beatrice St. in the Cotton Farms Mobile Home Park.

Peter Doucet of Doucet Electric in Plaistow said Pouliot worked for the company for the past 28 years.

“He was very dedicated to what he did. He was a very good electrician,” he said.

Police Chief Wade Parsons said the investigation into Pouliot’s death is ongoing and involves police, the state’s chief electrical inspector and officials from the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Parsons said Pouliot was contracted for some electrical work in the park.

“For that specific location (Wednesday) was the first day they were on scene, but there were a number of other areas within the park where they had been working,” he said.

Pouliot’s body was discovered by homeowner Kristine Dusombre, who said arrived home from work around 1 p.m. and was picking up some trash outside when she found his body next to her house.

“We’re still trying to sort out exactly what happened, but apparently he had been there for at least a couple of hours before he was found by a neighbor who went out back to move some trash out there and found him laying on the ground,” Parsons said.

The state medical examiner’s office is scheduled to perform an autopsy Friday morning.