Last week, a maintenance electrician at a chemical plant in Hartwell, Ohio was found unconscious by his co-workers who called for emergency personnel. While waiting for the ambulance and fire crews, a company-led emergency response team treated the electrocution victim. The 49-year-old electrician was transferred to a nearby hospital, where he later died of the injuries he suffered in the fatal accident.
Cincinnati paramedics had been notified by workers at Emery Oleochemicals to respond to the plant's manufacturing area, where they found company workers performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation on the accident victims. Emery Oleochemicals' officials report they placed an immediate call to the local office of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for help in an investigation into the accident's cause.