Sunday, September 27, 2009

Workers Comp: 2 employees flashed by electrical arc

Two electric & power employees suffered electric burns to their faces and necks when electrical equipment where they were working -- arced.

The two men were working in a bucket truck along a highway when they were flashed by an electrical arc. Both suffered burns and were flown in medical helicopters to care.

The power worker with the first and second degree burns was air lifted overnight to a university hospital specializing in burn units; he is listed in critical but stable condition.

The other utility worker suffered second-and-third degree burns; he is listed in fair condition.

The cause of the incident is under investigation.

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