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VA: Construction Worker Critically Injured (19,900 Volts)

September 12, 2012 Leave a comment

Henrico County, VA:  A construction worker was badly injured this morning when he came in contact with a powerful electrical line while on a job in western Henrico County.

Henrico Fire & EMS Capt. Jim Mellon said the victim, who is in his mid 20s, was in critical condition when he was taken to VCU Medical Center.

Mellon said authorities were called at 9:14 a.m. after the construction worker was moving a piece of scaffolding and came in contact with a power line while at a job site in the 1600 block of Harborough Road, a short distance south of Mills Godwin High School.

The power line was transmitting 19,900 volts of electricity, Mellon said.

More than 100 Dominion Virginia Power customers lost electricity as a result of the accident, Mellon said.

Story via Richmond Times Dispatch

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