Plumber electrocuted while snaking drain in flooded basement on Detroit’s west side

Victim was transported to the hospital but was pronounced dead

DETROIT – A plumber was electrocuted while being trapped in flood waters in a basement on Detroit’s west side.

The incident occurred Tuesday (Feb. 7) as the 62-year-old plumber was snaking a drain when he came in contact with an electrical supply as water filled the basement.

Firefighters and paramedics were able to remove the victim’s body from the basement of the apartment complex on LaSalle and Webb streets in Detroit.

The victim was transported to the hospital but was pronounced dead.

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Brandon Carr is a digital content producer for ClickOnDetroit and has been with WDIV Local 4 since November 2021. Brandon is the 2015 Solomon Kinloch Humanitarian award recipient for Community Service.