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Man dies after being electrocuted while working at HGTV Dream Home in Florida

  • Unidentified worker was electrocuted while on the home's dock on Monday
  • Merritt Island house will be given away as part of HGTV sweepstakes
  • Worker was pulled out of lagoon before being pronounced dead at hospital

By Christopher Brennan For Dailymail.com

Published: 01:18 EST, 13 October 2015 | Updated: 01:19 EST, 13 October 2015

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A man working on a waterfront 'dream home' in central Florida that is slated to appear on a popular home renovation show died after being electrocuted.

The unidentified electrical worker thought to be in his 30s was at the boat dock of a home on Merritt Island that will be featured on HGTV when he was shocked around 1.50pm Monday.

He was later pulled out of the Indian River Lagoon and pronounced dead at a local hospital.

The Brevard County Sheriff's Office is calling the death accidental. 

An electrical worker at a home that will be featured on HGTV was shocked and died on Monday on the house's boat dock. Above, an exterior view of the home after it was blocked off with police tape

An electrical worker at a home that will be featured on HGTV was shocked and died on Monday on the house's boat dock. Above, an exterior view of the home after it was blocked off with police tape

Renovations to the home, which will be given away in a national sweepstakes later this year, are the subject of a HGTV show about remodeling the property.

'Everybody at HGTV is greatly saddened by this distressing news and all of our thoughts are with the bereaved family at this incredibly difficult time,' HGTV spokeswoman Audrey Adlam told the Orlando Sentinel.

A neighbor said that the construction began last may, and that she believed all of the remodeling work had been done already. 

A local electrical company connected to the Dream Home project did not comment to Florida Today. 

The unidentified worker was taken out of Indian River Lagoon and pronounced dead at a local hospital

The unidentified worker was taken out of Indian River Lagoon and pronounced dead at a local hospital

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