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Worker electrocuted at commercial building in west Phoenix
Posted: Oct 03, 2016 12:46 PM EST Updated: Oct 03, 2016 6:41 PM EST
By Phil Benson
A contractor working at a commercial building in Phoenix was electrocuted Monday morning, Phoenix Fire Capt. Aaron Ernsberger confirmed.
A number of police and fire units were at the scene near 75th Avenue and Buckeye Road.
"The electrician, an adult male, was unable to be revived from his injuries," Ernsberger said in an email.
Authorities were investigating events leading up to the accident.
The victim's name was being withheld until family and relatives could be notified.
An electrical contractor working on a commercial building near 75th Avenue and Buckeye Road in west Phoenix was electrocuted Monday morning, fire officials said.
The dead man's identity and the cause of the accident were not immediately known, according to Capt. Aaron Ernsberger, Phoenix Fire Department spokesman.
Power was shut off in a small area near the accident, according to Scott Harelson, Salt River Project spokesman.
The Fire Department alerted SRP of the electrocution at 7225 W. Sherman St., and SRP sent troubleshooters to the scene to assist, Harelson said.
The person who was electrocuted was not an SRP employee, he said.