A CONTRACTOR working on the lighting at a truck parts factory has been electrocuted.
The man, whom police have named as Samuel Munoz, a contract employee of Michigan-based supply-and-install company GreenTech Lighting, was killed while working on the installation of LED lighting at the plant in Greeneville, Tennessee on Friday. It’s believed he was working at height, although it is not known at this stage if a fall contributed to his death.
The factory is owned by Jost International, a manufacturer of products for road transportation.
The Greeneville Police Department says it was called to Takoma Medical Center at around 10:30 pm on Friday over the incident.
‘One person is dead following an incident at Jost International in Greeneville Friday’ it said.
It disclosed that the victim is from Michigan where GreenTech Lighting is based and that the death appears accidental by electrocution. The victim was working on electrical cabling for the installation of lights.
Greene County Emergency Management Agency director Bill Brown confirmed the death of the subcontractor to local television station News 5.
Now Greeneville Police Department and investigators from the Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration have launched an inquiry into the death, which is continuing. The are currently awaiting the results of an autopsy to establish the cause of death. The investigation remains ongoing.
Green Tech Lighting specialises in lighting system design, installation and retrofitting services. It supplies electrical contracting services and is also a licensed reseller of commercial and industrial lighting products.
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