1 dead after report of electrical shock, deputies say
JAMES ISLAND, S.C. (WCSC) - Authorities in Charleston County are looking into the cause of death of a person who was found unresponsive on James Island Monday.
Deputies with the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office were called to Yorktown Drive around 5 p.m. for a report of an electrical shock to a person on a lift apparatus, sheriff’s spokesman Andrew Knapp says. Once on scene, deputies and rescue crews found an unresponsive person, Knapp says. He says EMS pronounced the person dead at the scene.
The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office and Dominion Energy responded to the scene.
The Charleston County Coroner’s Office has not yet identified the victim.
Dominion Energy spokesman Paul Fischer provided the following statement:
At approximately 5:30 p.m. March 6, Dominion Energy crews responded to an emergency call on James Island, where a private tree trimming contractor not affiliated with Dominion Energy made contact with overhead energized lines. Safety is our top priority. We urge property owners and contractors to contact us in advance of beginning any work near overhead lines to ensure a safe work zone.
Dominion Energy extends our deepest condolences to the victim’s family.
The sheriff’s office said no foul play is suspected.
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