UPDATE: One dead in Sterling electrocution

Credit: Kathy Habben
Credit: Kathy Habben

UPDATE: Officials have identified the deceased person as Robert Zulauf, 32, of West Chicago Illinois. He was the uncle of Jordan Zulauf, the man injured in the incident.

The two were working on fiber optic cables for their own company, Zucru communications. The coroner’s deputy tells KWQC he does not know how the two came into contact with power lines.

There are no updates on Jordan Zulauf’s condition at this time. This incident is still under investigation.

UPDATE: Officials say a telecommunications company worker has died and another is injured after being electrocuted while working on a utility pole in Illinois. The (Sterling) Daily Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/2eL8PMM ) the men were working with fiber-optic cable in Sterling on Tuesday when the bucket on their truck came into contact with power lines.

The name of the man who died wasn’t immediately released. The newspaper says the other worker was taken to a hospital in critical condition. Authorities are investigating.

UPDATE: Sterling police say around noon, they responded to a call of wires down near where a crew was working. One man, 23-year-old Jordan Zulauf of West Chicago was taken to a local hospital and then taken by helicopter to a hospital in Rockford for treatment of shock injuries. The other man died from his injuries and his name has not been released.

STERLING, Ill. (KWQC) – Firefighters are still on the scene of a deadly electrical accident. It’s not clear what happened, but the fire department says one person was electrocuted and one person was rescued. It happened in the 2,200 block of N. Locust in Sterling.

A TV-6 viewer was near the scene at the time of the accident and sent us a photo. We have a crew headed to the scene and will bring you more information on KWQC-TV6 and KWQC.com

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s