Cherokee County Fire
& Emergency Services

Two Electrocuted at Construction Site in Canton

May 25, 2021

Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services responded to an electrocution call this morning, just shortly after 8 o’clock, at the construction site of the new Holiday Inn being built on Reinhardt College Parkway in Canton.

According to Lt. Nathan Croft, “We pulled up to find a gentleman inside the electrical panel and couldn’t get him out due to active power.” Firefighters were eventually able to remove the victim who had burns on 100% of his body. He was transported by ambulance to the Grady Burn Center in downtown Atlanta and later diverted to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital in critical condition. He was later sent to the Burn Center at Wellstar Cobb!

Croft also reported that another victim had second degree burns to his forearms, neck and the side of his face.  He was conscious and was also transported by ambulance to the Grady Burn Center.

Investigators are on scene to determine the cause at this time.

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The incident occurred just shortly after 8 o'clock this morning.
The incident occurred just shortly after 8 o'clock this morning. (click image for slideshow)
Firefighters arrived on the scene shortly after the incident occurred.
Firefighters arrived on the scene shortly after the incident occurred.
Two people were electrocuted at the site of the new Holiday Inn off Reinhardt College Parkway.
Two people were electrocuted at the site of the new Holiday Inn off Reinhardt College Parkway.