Sunday, March 2, 2014

Electrical Accident Kills One, Injures 2 Others

An electrical accident at a Bossier Parish park in Louisiana killed one worker and injured two others last week.

Brandon Beaver, 34, was killed on the grounds of Cypress Black Bayou Park while working on a ground-level transformer.

There had been some electrical issues reported at the park, and three contractors were working on the equipment when the accident happened.

Park Rangers reported that two electricians had been gripped by the current flowing from a live power line through their bodies. Beaver reportedly shoulder-checked the men from the power line, but was fatally injured in the process.

OSHA is now investigating the incident. OSHA's public affairs office says investigators will interview witnesses and employees, and look for any violations at the area where the accident happened.