A worker from an electrical contracting company has been electrocuted and a second worker was injured while they were doing electrical work in Maryland. According to officials, two General Electric employees were working on an electrical control upgrade at Maryland’s largest correctional facility, Eastern Correctional Institution in Westover on Thursday morning.
One worker received a fatal shock and died, while the other worker was taken to a hospital in Salisbury. Their condition was not disclosed.
A spokesman for Eastern Correctional Institution said that there was no loss of power at the facility as a result of the accident and there was minimal disruption at the prison.
The incident is currently under investigation by Maryland Occupational Safety and Health.
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