Two men who work on a car-racing crew suffered electric shocks Saturday at the Irwindale Speedway, authorities said.
The incident was reported to the Los Angeles County Fire Department at about 2 p.m. at the Speedway at 500 Speedway Drive, a fire dispatcher said.
They were reported in critical condition.
The two men are believed to be in their 50s, Irwindale Police Sgt. Rudy Gatto said. A paramedic team assigned to the speedway was performing CPR on them when police arrived.
“It appears to be accidental and we’ve isolated it to a race transport trailer,” Gatto said.
The incident occurred during time trials and before the speedway was open to the public, he said.
Power was temporarily shut down at the speedway but it opened for First Responders and Military Appreciation Night and the Whelen All-American Series, according to the speedway’s website.
The exact cause of the shock was under investigation, Gatto said.
The two men’s lives were saved by the immediate response of paramedics assigned to the speedway and they were conscious and talking at a hospital, speedway officials reported to ABC7.
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