A person died after being electrocuted at a shopping mall in Calgary on Wednesday.
According to the Calgary Fire Department, emergency crews were called to Southcentre Mall just after 12:30 p.m. for reports of an electrocution.
The person was in an electrical room at the time, the fire department said.
“Tragically, the individual involved did not survive,” the CFD said.
In an emailed statement, a spokesperson for the mall said the person killed was an employee of a contractor.
“Everyone who works at Southcentre is a part of a committed community and our staff are deeply impacted by what occurred,” the spokesperson said.
“Our thoughts are with the individual’s family.”
The mall was closed for the day as officials investigated the person’s death.
Occupational Health and Safety said it had been notified of the incident and officials were investigating.
The area was cordoned off from the public and the power was shut off while the situation was left in the care of EMS and police.
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