Police Investigating After Construction Worker Electrocuted In S. Jordan
SOUTH JORDAN, Utah – Police are investigating after a man was electrocuted outside a restaurant in South Jordan.
The incident happened shortly after 8:15 a.m. in the area of 3700 West and 11400 South and resulted in a power outage that affected approximately 2,000 customers.
Police said they received a call about an electrical explosion and a fire at the location. Witnesses reportedly investigated the scene, where they found the construction worker. Paramedics were called, but the man, who was identified as 50-year-old Shaun Robertson from Herriman, died on scene before they arrived.
Robertson worked for Newman Construction and was contracted by Rocky Mountain Power to put in an underground conduit from one location to the other.
Rocky Mountain Power officials told KSL they are still trying to figure out what went wrong because the conduit itself was not energized and the job didn’t necessarily require an electrician.
Just in: construction worker killed in @southjordancity this morning by getting electrocuted is 50yr old Shaun Robertson .. heart goes out to his family. @KSL5TV pic.twitter.com/eYYZp9zx4w
— Dan Rascon (@TVDanRascon) January 4, 2021
Nearly all the power has since been restored.
Family members established a GoFundMe page for Robertson’s family.
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