Duke Energy contractor seriously injured at substation in uptown Charlotte

CHARLOTTE (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — A contractor with Duke Energy was injured in an accident at a substation in uptown Charlotte, a spokesperson with Duke Energy confirmed.

The reported electrocution happened Thursday, Jan. 25, at a substation located at Elizabeth Avenue and N Kings Drive. Medic reports the person was taken to CMC with serious injuries.

About 600 customers were without power while work was being done at the substation, but the outage was quickly restored, Duke Energy said.

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No word on the current status of the contractor’s injuries at this time.

The accident remains under investigation.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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