The Omaha area office of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) says it has opened an investigation into the death of 42-year-old Jeffrey Glup.
Glup died of injuries suffered in an electrical shock he received while working on a drainage system at the Papillion Public Works Department building. Glup was employed by TSI Mechanical of La Vista, a suburb of Omaha.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of the fatality victim,” said Darwin Craig, OSHA’s Acting Area Director in Omaha, said in a written statement released by his office. “OSHA will be conducting a thorough investigation to see if any violations of safety procedures contributed to this tragic incident.”
Preliminary reports say Glup came in contact with an energized underground power line exposed by a backhoe operator working in a trench on the site. Glup was taken to a local hospital where he died.