LANCASTER, Cali – Several government agencies are facing a wrongful-death suit from the family of a man who died from an accidental electrocution while in custody at a Lancaster immigrant detention center.
The 36-year-old man died died when he accidentally jackhammered into an underground power line while on a work detail, according to the family’s attorney. A resident of Pomona, he has been held at the Mira Loma Detention Center for 10 months when the accident took place.
The victim was a construction worker with a wife and two sons at the time of the incident in December 2007. After jackhammering into the underground high-voltage line, the man was electrocuted as flames exploded around him, according to the suit.
Two other injured detainees were also names as plaintiffs.
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