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 ofa 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.
When [foreman] Corsini returned, he foundCotton collapsed onthe ground, unconsciousand not breathing. A Scholes employee, James Bishop, and PoliceOfficer Stephen Blackperformed CPR on Cotton, before volunteers with the Bradley Gardens Rescue Squad and paramedics from Somerset MedicalCenter arrived to provide additionallife-saving efforts. Cotton's pulse was restored by the CPR, and he wastaken to Somerset Medical Center for treatment...(Bridgewater Patch)