A Weslaco man is dead after being electrocuted at his home.

Authorities say 31-year-old Ezequiel Marroquin was electrocuted around 10 a.m. trying to split an electric power line from a utility pole to feed it to nearby units. Marroquin was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead. Authorities urge the public to avoid contact with power lines and when working with electricity, always hire a professional.