Via a coworker. (Warning, Graphic.)
Respect electricity. It doesn’t care who you are, what you do, or anything about you. All electricity wants is the shortest path to ground and if you happen to be that path, that’s the result.
In this case he attempted to use (what we think is a 13 kV distribution line) as a handrail. You can see during the shock the corona breakdown and it went from head to toe. Since the corona broke down his body became the equivalent of a full short.
I’m not sure why he did this, but let it be a reminder to you to respect electricity, even your little old wall socket!