Two men electrocuted in West Jordan
Jun 2, 2023, 3:48 PM | Updated: Jun 4, 2023, 3:38 pm
WEST JORDAN, Utah — Two men are dead after being electrocuted in West Jordan Friday afternoon.
According to Officer Walter Bockholt with the West Jordan Police Department, the two were cutting a tree while in a cherry picker near S 1300 W & Lucky Cove Drive.
Police got the call around 1:40 this afternoon from several neighbors that there had been an electrical accident and fire.
Police and fire responded and found two men deceased and the boom truck on fire.
“It’s believed that machinery, a boom lift, made contact with an electrical wire which led to a fire and the two deceased males,” Det. Dirk Petersen said.
The two men were employees of the woodcutting service.
Even Jensen, the homeowner who hired them told KSL he feels horrible that this happened and that he got to know the men and their families over the last few days.
“Heaven gained a couple of good guys today”
Heartbreak in West Jordan after two men died when their boom truck contacted a power line while they were cutting down a tree.
The homeowner who hired them said he had gotten to know the men’s families.
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When firefighters and police arrived the machinery was on fire.
Power was cut to the area and they were able to extinguish the fire.