Malfunction blamed for Iowa welder’s electrocution


July 26th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

WHITING, Iowa (AP) – A 40-year-old western Iowa man has been electrocuted.  The Monona County Sheriff’s Office blamed malfunctioning welding equipment for the death of Tracy Brenden.  Brenden, of Whiting, was found lying near a building on the east side of Whiting just before 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. Attempts to revive him were unsuccessful.