Death of Central Texas electric company worker investigated

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HAMILTON, Texas (KWTX) The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of an electric company worker who’s believed to have been electrocuted.

Antonio Barragan, 32, of Waco, was pronounced dead by Justice of the Peace James Lively on Sept. 6, the sheriff’s office said.

The sheriff’s office was notified just before 1:50 p.m. that day about a badly burned man at the Brazos Electric Co-Op substation on FM 1241.

Sheriff Justin Caraway said Barragan’s body was severely burned when he came in contact with an electric source while transferring an electrical load.

Caraway was among the first to arrive on scene.

He and a civilian performed CPR, but a large exit wound from the electricity was later located on Barragan’s head.

“I would like to personally thank the Hamilton VFD and Shirley Marwitz for their timely response and professionalism on scene,” Caraway said.

“Mrs. Marwitz was the first on scene and began life saving measures on the subject. We are truly blessed to have these men and women in our community. They did an outstanding job.”

The sheriff’s office is awaiting final autopsy results.

According to his obituary, Barragan leaves behind many family and friends including a wife and son.