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Electrical Contractor Electrocuted Working on Prison Power Plant

Another worker was also injured in the industrial accident.

An electrical contractor was electrocuted at a power plant at the Eastern Correctional Institution in Westover, Md., last week. Another worker was also injured in the industrial accident.

According to a report from Delmarva Now, the victims worked for Connecticut-based General Electric, and were contracted with Maryland Environmental Services that operates the co-generation power plant at the estimated 3,200-inmate medium security facility. The GE workers were contracted to perform an electrical control upgrade at the prison.

The wood-chip burning power plant is about 30 years old, and the GE workers were part of a crew "doing an extensive upgrade of the electrical plant" that powers ECI as well as the Somerset County Detention Center.

The Maryland Occupational Safety and Health agency is conducting an investigation.

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