2 Utility Workers Hurt In Possible Electrical Incident In Westlake

WESTLAKE (CBSLA.com) – Two workers with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power were injured in a possible electrical incident in the Westlake neighborhood Monday.

According to the Los Angeles Fire Department, the incident occurred sometime before 11:54 a.m. in the 400 block of South Hoover Street.

An LADWP spokesperson told CBS2 the two were working on a power outage that had occurred earlier in the morning when they were hurt.

They were rushed by ambulance to a nearby hospital. One was described as having substantial injuries, LADWP said. The other worker had minor injuries.

The circumstances that caused the injuries were not immediately confirmed.

Meanwhile, power remained out in the area to 107 customers, according to the LADWP website. There was no estimate on when it would be restored.

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