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Electrician Gets High Voltage Shock Working at University of Arizona

December 6, 2011 Leave a comment

Tucson, AZ – An electrician suffered life threatening injuries this afternoon while working on the University of Arizona campus.

The man, in his 30s, “was performing routine maintenance in a high voltage trailer” when he was shocked, at about 1:30 p.m., Tucson Fire Capt. Jeff Langejans said.

The victim was taken to University Medical Center, where he was reportedly conscious and speaking.

The incident caused a power outage in and around campus – including street lights and UA buildings – for about 90 minutes.

Story via Arizona Daily Star

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UW-Madison Electrician Dies from Injuries

November 28, 2011 Leave a comment

July 2011 – University of Wisconsin

A University of Wisconsin-Madison electrician involved in a suspected electrocution on Tuesday has died, according to authorities.

At about 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, UW and Madison police officers and the Madison Fire Department responded to a reported electrocution at the Humanities Building in an attic above Mills Concert Hall.

The employee was transported to UW Hospital and Clinics but he was not able to be revived. He was pronounced dead at approximately 5:15 p.m.

His name is being withheld until the completion of notifications of his family. Additional updates will be posted as they become available.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with this employee’s family, friends and colleagues,” says Alan Fish, associate vice chancellor for facilities.

The Employee Assistance Office has been in contact with the Facilities, Planning and Management arm of UW-Madison in order to provide counseling and support.