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Construction worker electrocuted in South Jordan

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South Jordan police and Rocky Mountain Power officials investigate an electrocution at a construction site near 11400 South and 3700 West in South Jordan on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021.

Steve Griffin, Deseret News

SOUTH JORDAN — A construction worker died by electrocution Monday in South Jordan, according to police.

About 8:20 a.m., Shaun Robertson, 50, was working on an electrical box at 3754 W. 11400 South when witnesses say they saw “flashes” while hearing an “explosion” at the same time, said South Jordan Police Sgt. Eric Hill. The witnesses did not initially see the victim, he said.

When emergency crews arrived, they found Robertson.

“It is extremely unfortunate that he was here working and doing his job, and had an unfortunate accident,” Hill said.

It was believed Robertson was part of a crew installing underground lines, he said. According to a prepared statement from the city of South Jordan, Robertson was “contracted out by Rocky Mountain Power to do work in the area.”

What exactly caused him to be electrocuted was not immediately known Monday.