Construction Worker Electrocuted on University Campus in West Virginia

July 8, 2016

Officials say a construction worker has died after being electrocuted while working at a site on the campus of Shepherd University.

Shepherd University officials said in a news release that the man was killed on campus on July 5.

Harkins Builders, Inc. spokesman John Dawson tells The Journal of Martinsburg that the man was not an employee of Harkins Builders, but was working through a subcontractor. Authorities have not released the man’s name.

The construction company has been on Shepherd’s campus working on a new student residence hall.

Dawson says the Occupational Safety and Health Administration would be conducting an investigation into the incident.

Topics Education Virginia Universities Construction West Virginia

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