Carnival worker electrocuted today in Sand Lake

A carnival worker was killed early today after coming into contact with a power line in Sand Lake. It happened at a Fourth of July carnival around 3:15 a.m. "The ride was being dismantled at the time,' Sand Lake Police Chief Ken Williams said. "It is still under investigation at this time, but it appears contact was made with an electrical wire.' Police said it's not clear if the power line was down before the accident or because of the accident.
WZZM-TV
Jul 5, 2011

McDonagh Amusements owner Tom McDonagh said the man died after touching the power line while helping to take down a 60-foot-high roller coaster-style ride called the Fireball.

The victim, who was from Jackson, was in his 30s, McDonagh said. Police were still contacting the man’s family this morning.

Sand Lake is about 25 miles northeast of Grand Rapids.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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