New details: Eversource worker airlifted after receiving electrical shock in Sandwich

Sandwich Fire/CWN

SANDWICH – A worker received a high voltage electrical shock in Sandwich Tuesday morning. Rescuers were called to an Eversource electrical switching station off Freezer Road next to the Canal Electric Plant about 8:30 AM. The victim, who was reportedly conscious at te time, was taken to the Henry T. Wing School to meet a MedFlight helicopter for transport to a Boston trauma center. Further details were not immediately available.

Statement from Sandwich Fire: On October 8, 2019 at 8:33 AM, the Sandwich Fire Department received a 911 call for an Eversource worker that was shocked at the Eversource switching yard located at 50 Tupper Road adjacent to the Canal Electric Plant. SFD Ambulance was on scene within 3 minutes and found a conscious and alert adult male Eversource employee who received close to 7500 volts of electricity through his body. A Med Flight helicopter was requested and it was on scene at the landing zone at the Wing School from Plymouth within 20 minutes.

The patient had entry and exit wounds from the electricity including burns to upper and lower extremities. The patient was medevac to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston in Stable Condition remaining conscious and alert. The incident is currently under investigation by State and local authorities and Eversource representatives.
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