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One Killed in Sawtelle Electrocution

Rebar at high-rise construction site becomes electrically energized Thursday

By Sam Catanzaro

One person died after being electrocuted at a Sawtelle construction site Thursday. 

According to the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAPD), the incident was reported on July 15 at 12:08 p.m. at 12100 Olympic Boulevard. 

“Thirty firefighters responded to a high-rise under construction (only three floors built so far), where rebar became electrically energized, injuring three workers, and igniting the structure. Two of the workers self-evacuated prior to firefighter arrival and a third, sadly, perished,” the LAFD said. 

The incident happened at the work site for the West End development underway. 

According to a department spokesperson, firefighters extinguished the fire in 31 minutes. 

Two patients were transported to a local hospital. The cause is under investigation.

No further information has been released in connection to this incident. 

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