Electrocution at Sawtelle Construction Site in West L.A. Area
WEST LOS ANGELES, Calif. (July 15, 2021) – An electrocution death happened Thursday at a construction site in West Los Angeles.
A worker died and two others suffered injuries at the site of a fire that damaged a high-rise building under construction.
Fire officials got a report about the fire at 12:10 p.m. in the 12100 block of West Olympic Boulevard, at Bundy Drive, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.
Firefighters extinguished the fire quickly at the 3-story construction site near Bundy Drive.
Three workers suffered injuries when rebar became electrically energized. Subsequently the structure caught on fire. Two workers survived and were hospitalized with unknown injuries. Meanwhile, the third worker suffered fatal injuries on scene.
Utility workers de-energized the area to allow firefighters to recover the person’s body. Additionally, the name of the victim is unknown at this time.
Also, the circumstances of the West Los Angeles electrocution death remain under investigation.
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