HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - An accident at a Huntsville Utilities substation knocked out power and sent one to the hospital Wednesday afternoon.
Huntsville Police say a contractor was sweeping the floor of the utility substation when the metal pole of his broom made contact with a high voltage power line. This happened at the substation on 7610 Memorial Parkway, near Byrd Springs Rd.
The man was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. We understand he has severe burns to his upper body. He is listed in stable condition.
Huntsville Utilities President/CEO Jay Stowe said, “the entire HU family wishes to express our deepest concerns for the injured worker and his family as they work through this difficult time.”