One electrical worker has died and another is still in the hospital following a shock incident and subsequent fire in Amarillo, Texas, a few days ago.
Roper Copelin, 30, died early Sunday morning at the University Medical Center Timothy J. Harnar Regional Burn Center in Lubbock, TX.
Mr. Copelin’s boss is being treated for smoke inhalation and burns over 30% of his body.
The two men were working on the 2nd floor of the Xcel Energy Building, which is still under construction. Employees on scene say the two construction workers were drilling into an electrical box and may have made contact with energized lines.
We will post more details as they become public.