Mercer, PA - At
approximately 8:10 AM this morning, a contractor on site outside of SCI
Mercer's perimeter, who was cleaning the facility’s diesel fuel tank, came in
contact with a high tension wire and sustained a serious electrical shock.
staff responded immediately and performed CPR until EMS arrived. The ambulance arrived on scene at approximately 8:15 AM and continued CPR with the assistance of facility staff. Pennsylvania State Police arrived at approximately 8:25 AM. The contractor
was pronounced dead at 8:41 AM by SCI Mercer medical staff in conjunction with
EMS staff. The coroner was on site. The ambulance departed the facility with the
deceased individual at 9:46 AM.
The incident is under investigation. The county coroner will determine the cause of death. We are not providing any identifying information.
Media contact:Andrea Shiock, PIO, 724-662-1837, x1002
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