Tucson Electric Power crews find mummified, electrocuted man

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — An autopsy shows that a man whose mummified remains were found in a Tucson, Arizona, manhole likely died of electrocution.

Tuesday's report from the Pima County medical examiner's office says the dead man was holding a pair of bolt cutters in an underground high-voltage utility vault, and there were cut copper wires near his remains.

The medical examiner says the man died between one and two years before his remains were found May 19.

Tucson Electric Power crews found the body when they opened the manhole to investigate a power fluctuation. The manhole was last opened in 2009.

An identification card for a 51-year-old man was found with the remains, but the medical examiner's office is awaiting DNA test results to verify the dead man's identity.

Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now

Whitepapers

Maximizing Operational Excellence

In a recent survey conducted by PennEnergy Research, 70% of surveyed energy industry professional...

Leveraging the Power of Information in the Energy Industry

Information Governance is about more than compliance. It’s about using your information to drive ...

Reduce Engineering Project Complexity

Engineering document management presents unique and complex challenges. A solution based in Enter...

Revolutionizing Asset Management in the Electric Power Industry

With the arrival of the Industrial Internet of Things, data is growing and becoming more accessib...

Latest PennEnergy Jobs

PennEnergy Oil & Gas Jobs