William Cotton was working on the grounding wires of a high-power transformer at the offices.
Scholes Electric, Piscataway
A Scholes Electric employee was knocked unconscious and went into cardiac arrest after touching a live wire. William Cotton of Easton, Pennsylvania, was working on the grounding wires of a high-power transformer at at Goldman Sachs offices, when the accident happened. He was working on the grounding connections — called snubbers — when the facility lost power and the foreman stepped away briefly to investigate the power outage.
The Bridgewater Patch reported the incident in which Cotton received third-degree burns.