WESTOVER, Md. (AP) — Officials say a contractor worker was electrocuted and a second was hurt while they were doing electrical work at Maryland’s largest prison.
Gia Oei, global communications leader at GE Industrial Solutions, says the two General Electric employees were working an electrical control upgrade at Eastern Correctional Institution in Westover Thursday morning. Maryland Environmental Services, an independent state agency, operates the co-generation power plant.READ MORE: Maryland Weather: Severe Storm Threat and Flood Alert Prompts Alert Day Saturday
Oei tells The Daily Times of Salisbury that the electrocuted worker received a shock and died. The other worker was taken to a hospital in Salisbury.READ MORE: Maryland Weather: Severe Storm Threat Prompts Alert Day Saturday
A corrections spokesman says there was no loss of power to the facility and there was little disruption at the prison, which houses some 3,200 inmates.
Maryland Occupational Safety and Health is investigation the incident.MORE NEWS: Baltimore Police Stepping Up Deployment On Fourth Of July Weekend, Commissioner Says
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