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Posted: Thursday, July 15, 2010 8:00 pm | Updated: 7:14 pm, Fri Jul 16, 2010.

LINWOOD — A worker at the Mainland Regional High School addition project was electrocuted this week, officials said.

School Superintendent Tom Baruffi confirmed Thursday that Robert H. Carter III was killed working at the school’s new addition on Monday morning. Baruffi said Carter was an employee of Atlantic City’s Calvi Electric.

Paula Dixon-Roderick, area director for the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Marlton office, said the office is investigating Carter’s death, a process that can take six months.

A funeral for Carter, 59, of Egg Harbor Township, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Monica’s Roman Catholic Church, 106 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Atlantic City, according to an obituary. A reception for friends is scheduled for 10 a.m. at the church.

Reached at home on Thursday, Carter’s widow, Karen, was unable to speak about her recent loss.

“I’m sorry I just can’t do this right now,” she said. “I really just can’t do this right now.”

Linwood police never released any information beyond the fact that on Monday a person they did not specify was injured at the school’s construction site at 10:44 a.m., and had been transferred by AtlantiCare to Shore Memorial Hospital. Baruffi later confirmed that person was Carter.

Derek Harper

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