A business owner and his employee were killed in an electrical accident on the morning of Wednesday, February 19.
Lloyd Folsom Jr., the owner of the South Windsor-based Folsom Construction, was on company-owned property at 140 Rye Street with Connor Betts when the tragic accident happened. Betts lifted the big rig of a dump trailer to dredge the snow that had amassed when it suddenly touched a live war on its way up. Betts was immediately electrocuted. Folsom got out of the car to assist Betts, but he, too, touched the charged trailer.
Both men were rushed to the hospital but, unfortunately, were pronounced dead before 2 p.m.