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Thursday, 16 May 2013 04:20

Electrocution blamed in worker's death

   A Florissant man is dead after being electrocuted at a north county manufacturing plant.  

   An employee of St. Louis Cold Drawn arrived just after 4:00 a.m. Wednesday and found 55 year old Mach Nguyen lying on the ground next to an electrical box.  Burnt strands of hair were found on one of the coils.

   Nguyen was rushed to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.  

   St. Louis Cold Drawn makes cold-finished steel bars.

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Police have identified the man who died after an incident at a manufacturing plant in Florissant.

An employee at St. Louis Cold Drawn Inc on Pershall Rd found the victim lying on the ground near an electrical box. The man, identified as Mach Nguyen was taken to the hospital where he died.

This is being investigated as an accidental death and a cause of death will be released after an autopsy.

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   EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) - A former barge worker from Granite City has received the maximum sentence of 20 years for his role in a foiled plot to abduct, extort and electrocute a wealthy metro-east lawyer.

   A federal judge sentenced 46 year old Brett Nash on Thursday, fined him $500 and ordered a mental health evaluation. Nash pleaded guilty in December to a felony count of solicitation of a violent crime.

   Authorities said Nash's scheme involved forcing the intended victim into a hot tub and tossing in a radio to electrocute him. Nash then wanted to throw in the intended victim's cat with the hope that police would think the animal caused the electrocution. The intended victim hasn't been identified.

   Nash argued at the sentencing that he never planned to commit murder.

 
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