Construction Worker Hospitalized After Suffering Electrical Shock While Repairing Farmington Water Main: Police

A construction worker was electrically shocked while repairing a ruptured water main on New Britain Avenue in Farmington Thursday afternoon.

Police responded to the area of 906 New Britain Ave. after an officer assigned to the construction site radioed in a report of an injured construction worker.

The Barber Utilities construction worker was digging a hole as crews were repairing a severed water main when he accidentally pierced an electrical line underground and was shocked, police said.

His coworkers pulled him from the hole in the ground, police said. The construction worker never lost consciousness. The injured man walked to an ambulance on his own, police said.

The ambulance transported him to John Dempsey Hospital in Farmington for treatment.

The extent of his injuries are unknown.

The Connecticut Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the incident. Police aren't releasing his name during the OSHA investigation and directed any further inquiries to OSHA.

New Britain Avenue was shut down temporarily during the medical call and OSHA investigation at the scene, but the road has since reopened to one lane of alternating traffic, police said at 3:19 p.m.

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