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Xcel Energy Worker Shocked by 15,000 Volts at 3M

October 13, 2010 Leave a comment

MAPLEWOOD, MINNESOTA – An electrical worker was taken to the hospital by ambulance after being shocked at 3M headquarters Wednesday morning.

The worker was with Xcel Energy and was hit by about 15,000 volts of electricity at a power substation, where he was working.

According to a company spokesperson, the worker was conscious, breathing and alert when the ambulance departed the scene in Maplewood.

The accident happened at about 9 a.m. and kicked off power at the 3M campus for about a half hour until backup systems could kick back in.

The cause of the electrical shock was not immediately available.

Story via wcco.com

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