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2 Delaware City Employees Suffer Arc Flash Accident

November 28, 2011 Leave a comment

DOVER, Del.- Dover officials say two city employees suffered electric flash-related injuries (arc flash) Thursday while working on equipment as part of the city’s reconstruction program.

The incident occurred shortly after 8 a.m. Independence Boulevard near the Route 8 intersection. Dave Hiser, 27, and Dave Boyd, 41, were both transported to Kent General Hospital for burns, where Hiser is listed in stable condition. Boyd was transferred to Crozer Medical Center where he is listed in critical condition.

“I cannot convey the way this makes all of us feel,” said City Manager Scott Koenig. “Any accident of this nature is very serious and hits home when it is part of the City of Dover family.  Please keep these members of our staff and their families in your thoughts and prayers.” 

The incident remains under investigation.

Story via WBOC.com

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Woman Shocked by sidewalk grate in DE

December 30, 2010 Leave a comment

According to police, the woman and her 14-year-old son were walking on the sidewalk underneath the 141 overpass when she stepped on the grate, exposing a live electrical wire underneath it. The woman was electrocuted and knocked to the ground by the charge, police said. She was able to call 911 on her cell phone and was transported to Christiana Hospital where she was being treated for injuries police say were not life threatening.

Police say the Delaware Department of Transportation made repairs to the area immediately after the 5:45 p.m. incident occurred.

Story via CommunityPub.com

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