A construction crew was working on a renovation project at Mt. Lebanon High School when the accident occurred. An underground power line to the school campus was struck by crews digging in the area. A worker was shocked by an arc flash, suffering from electrical injuries and burns.
The man was transported University of Pittsburgh Medical Center for significant injuries, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
The power lines to the campus were damaged in the accident, cutting power to the high school. Classes were cancelled on Monday as power is restored, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
The following information is provided by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA):