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12/13/2018

SCI Mercer Reports Accident

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.

Facility 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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