RMLD Worker Injured While Repairing Circuit
A worker repairing a circuit on Eaton Street was injured and transported to the hospital.
Around 9:15 p.m. Tuesday, severe winds caused a tree to fall on Eaton Street breaking a pole. The tree also broke a pole on Salem Street and roughly 1100 customers were affected, RMLD said.
RMLD Engineering and Operations Manager Kevin Sullivan said an employee received flash burns to his elbow while repairing a circuit on Eaton Street in Reading around 8:20 Wednesday morning. According to WHDH, officials said the 39-year-old worker was in a bucket truck on a utility pole when the explosion happened, causing his clothes to catch on fire and the worker to suffer from second-degree burns. He was quickly transported to the hospital.
"He was taken by ambulance to Mass General. The extent of his injuries remains unknown at this time," Sullivan said.