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Worker airlifted after being electrocuted at Salt Lake City correctional facility

Posted at 1:26 PM, Jul 20, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-20 15:26:40-04

SALT LAKE CITY — A contractor working at a Salt Lake City correctional facility was electrocuted on Wednesday morning.

The worker was with a group fixing a freezer on the roof of the Bonneville Correctional Facility when a pipe apparently hit a nearby power line and electrocuted the man.

After responding to the scene, the Salt Lake City Fire Department was able to get the man off the roof and have him airlifted to the hospital in serious condition.

A spokesperson for the facility said the man was conscious and talking before being transported out of the area.

Power was shut off to the entire block while crews repaired the lines that were involved in the electrocution.

The Bonneville Correctional Facility houses offenders who are transitioning out of prison but don't have anywhere else to live. All offenders inside the building were restricted to their rooms during the incident.