Seminole Woman, 28, Dead Following Alleged Electrocution Incident Thursday PM
Autopsy Ordered by Gaines JP as Part of Investigation
Friday, April 11, 2014 10:07 AM
A 28-year-old Seminole woman is dead following an alleged electrocution incident on a farm northwest of the Seminole community.
According to an initial report from the Gaines County Sheriff's Dept., Eva Klassen Neufield, 28, of Seminole, was found unresponsive in a field off of CR 208, west of Farm to Market Road 1757.
First responders from the Seminole EMS, Seminole Volunteer Fire Dept. and Gaines County Sheriff's Dept. were dispatched to the scene of the incident at 8:15 p.m. Thursday evening, according to a GCSD report.
According to a deputy's report, upon officer's arrival, Neufield was found deceased and the case -- listed as being an industrial accident -- was under investigation.
Tammy Clark, Gaines County Justice of the Peace, Pct. 1, declared Neufield dead at 9:35 p.m. and did order an autopsy to be conducted as part of the investigative process, according to a telephone conversation held with the Magistrate Friday morning by the Seminole Sentinel.
In an unrelated incident Thursday, a man was transported by Life Flight to a Lubbock hospital after he was reportedly shocked while installing a sign in Kermit, according to the Odessa American.
Kermit Police Chief Jamie Dutton said the man was at Kent Tire Co., 235 Highway 302 in Kermit, putting up a sign when he was shocked.
Dutton said the man was in a bucket lift and using a tape measure when the wind blew and the tape measure touched a power line, badly shocking the man.
Although he said he’s no doctor, Dutton said it’s possible the man had third-degree burns on more than 20 percent of his body.
The man was taken to Winkler Memorial Hospital and then shortly after transported to the burn unit at University Medical Center hospital in Lubbock.
A manager with Kent Tire Co. said the man worked with Sign Solution in Odessa. The owner of the business could not be reached for comment.