2 electricians charged in hotel pool electrocution
Sat, 09 Nov 2013 17:05:22 GMT —
HOUSTON-- Houston police are looking for two electricians charged with criminally negligent homicide in a man's electrocution in a west Houston hotel swimming pool.
Jason Joseph Gorczyca and James Ray Pyle are sought in the Aug. 31 death of Raul Hernandez.
A police statement says repair work was done in a "substandard fashion," leading to a pool light short that killed the 27-year-old man.
Hernandez and his family were swimming at the Hilton Houston Westchase when the pool lights came on at dusk. People in the pool began to complain of being shocked, and Hernandez swam to the deep end of the pool to help a child out. He needed help from bystanders to get out but went into cardiac arrest and died a short time later at a Houston hospital.