Join

Electrical Accident Sends One to the Hospital

 

(Updated at 2:15 p.m.) Police and firefighters responded to the intersection of Lee Highway and N. Monroe Street this morning for an electrical accident.

Initial reports indicate that a worker who was digging with a small front loader struck a high-voltage line. The contact sent sparks flying through the air. The worker reportedly suffered burn injuries from the sparks and was transported to a local hospital.

The accident happened in front of a Dominion power substation.

More than a half dozen Dominion workers are now on scene, assessing the situation. State occupational safety investigators were also said to be en route.

The front loader belongs to D.A. Foster, a Northern Virginia company that “specializes in relocation and new business services of underground utilities, including gas, electric, water, sewer and telecommunications.” Earlier this week county officials told ARLnow.com that work was underway along Lee Highway for the Cherrydale Utility Undergrounding project. However, Arlington County spokeswoman Laura G. Smith says the company was contracting for Dominion at the time.

Recent Stories

The Virginia Purple Star Designation is awarded to military-friendly schools that have demonstrated a major commitment to students and families connected to our nation’s military. Disappointingly, despite its proximity to the heart of the military, only one APS school (Discovery Elementary) earned the Purple Star designation in 2019-2020. None has earned it for 2020-2021.

(Updated at 3:45 p.m.) Columbia Pike is currently blocked by floodwaters at S. Greenbrier Street. At least one car appears to be stuck in the high water, near the 55…

Three Arlington County parks — Thomas Jefferson Park, Towers Park and Marcey Road Park — could see substantial upgrades over the next year. Contracts to improve the amenities at these…

The Alexandria Symphony Orchestra starts off its new season on Oct. 2 with Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue.

×

Subscribe to our mailing list