Safety incident at Huntsville Utilities substation knocks out power, sends 1 to hospital

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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.”

1 Comment

  • Eddie Allen

    Electricity is very dangerous… Tommy Edison was right about Nick Tesla’s 3-phase Alternating Current. If we had stuck with Edison’s Direct Current Power Grid, we’d all be better off not being exposed to Flash-Over Arcing like this fellow was… and don’t forget the 60-cycle Radio Frequencies emanating from anything plugged into the Public Utility System. That’s why I’m living off-the-grid on Direct Current solar power. Power my cellphone, iPad, and LED flashlights from Mr.Sun, not to mention the warm water for my baths.

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