SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A state employee died after being electrocuted while working in the California Department of Public Health building in Sacramento on Friday, officials said.
The employee was identified as Jack McGarey, 51, of Sacramento, according to a report from the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office.READ MORE: Boy, 8, Hailed A Hero After Discovering Baby Sister Unresponsive In Pool
Capt. Keith Wade with the Sacramento Fire Department said dispatchers received a call shortly after 1 a.m. regarding the electrocution.READ MORE: California Allowing Theme Parks, Ball Parks And Stadiums To Reopen With Strict Limits On April 1
After being found unresponsive in the basement, CPR was performed on McGarey while first responders transported him to the hospital while he was in critical condition, Wade said.MORE NEWS: SMUD Again Extends Suspension Of Non-Payment Shutoffs – Now Through June
Officials said the 911 caller told them the employee was electrocuted while working but details on the work they were performing are unknown.