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Welder apparently electrocuted at metro Phoenix plant

GLENDALE, Ariz. — A man doing welding work on the rooftop of a Glendale
manufacturing plant is dead of an apparent electrocution.

Authorities said the man was badly burned and fell 20 feet to the ground after
he somehow touched live wires around 11:20 a.m. Thursday.

Glendale Fire Department officials said the man was pronounced dead at the
scene. His name wasn’t immediately released, but authorities said he was an
employee of the manufacturing plant.

State worksite safety investigators said they will be investigating the
incident, which caused a power outage in the area.

Salt River Project officials said crews are working to restore electricity to
affected customers.

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