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Elgin man dies after electrocution

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The death of a 33-year-old Elgin man who was electrocuted in his home has been ruled an accident, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.

Leslaw Pawlica was working on a microwave in his home's garage on the 1200 block of Sebring Circle when he was electrocuted Friday night, Elgin Battalion Chief Bryan McMahan said.

Pawlica's brother-in-law found him not breathing and called 911. Firefighters arrived shortly around 11 p.m. and found Pawlica unresponsive and with burns on his hands.

He was taken to St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates, where he was pronounced dead at 12:04 a.m., according to the medical examiner.

An autopsy Saturday showed Pawlica died of low-voltage electrocution.

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