A man critically injured in an electrical accident on July 3 at a Georgia Power substation near Jefferson has died from his injuries.
Scot Reese Parr, 40, died a week after the accident on July 10, according to his obituary. Jackson County public safety director Steve Nichols confirmed that Parr was one of two men injured in the incident.
At the time, Nichols reported that two men came in contact with high voltage electricity while doing contract work on an electrical system on Valentine Industrial Parkway.
Parr became trapped inside a transformer box at the substation until Georgia Power crews could de-energize the electricity and he could be removed. He was taken by helicopter to Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, with multiple third degree burns to his upper torso. Parr was listed in extremely critical condition on the scene.
The second man was burned on his arms after a ladder reportedly fell into a transformer box. That man was taken to Athens Regional Medical Center, where he was released after a short stay for observation, according to Nichols.
Parr was a native of Jackson County and a lifelong resident of Madison County, according to his obituary. He was an electrician with EIC of Athens and was a member of the IBEW Local #613. He was also an avid hunter, fisherman and loved helping people.
Parr is survived by his wife and three children, along with other relatives, according to his obituary. His funeral will be held on Sunday, July 15, at 3 p.m. in the chapel at Lord and Stephens Funeral Home East. Burial will follow in the Colbert Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday, July 13, and Saturday, July 14, from 7-9 p.m.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, is in charge of arrangements.