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Welder Apparently Electrocuted At AZ Plant

Fri, 04/26/2013 - 5:02pm
The Associated Press

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A man doing welding work on the rooftop of a Glendale manufacturing plant is dead of an apparent electrocution.

Authorities say the man was badly burned and fell 20 feet to the ground after he somehow touched live wires around 11:20 a.m. Thursday.

Glendale Fire Department officials say the man was pronounced dead at the scene. His name wasn't immediately released, but authorities say he was an employee of the manufacturing plant.

State worksite safety investigators say they will be investigating the incident, which caused a power outage in the area.

Salt River Project officials say crews are working to restore electricity to affected customers.

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