Worker dies from electrocution at Raleigh elementary school

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- A worker injured at a Wake County elementary school has died after apparently being electrocuted.

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Chopper 11 HD was over Lead Mine Elementary in north Raleigh earlier Wednesday afternoon when first responders rushed to the scene.

A call for a possible electric shock came in about noon.

The victim worked for Unique Environmental Energy Services, a heating and air conditioning company based in Gloucester, Virginia.

It appeared he was working on the air-conditioning unit when he was apparently electrocuted.

An investigation is underway.

Raleigh Police said this is a death investigation and have not confirmed whether the man was the victim of an electrical accident.

The victim's name has not been released.

Lead Mine is on a traditional school calendar so students are out for the summer.

Wake County Public School System has not responded to a request for more information.

A spokeswoman for Unique Environmental Energy Services said only that "something happened" but couldn't provide further information.

There was a YMCA day camp scheduled for Lead Mine's campus, but it was moved to another location.

The State Department of Labor is also investigating the incident.
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