Hydro Ottawa reports electrical accident

OTTAWA, May 8, 2013 /CNW/ - On Wednesday, May 8, 2013 an electrical incident occurred before noon at 265 Poulin Avenue in the western portion of our service territory. Two Hydro Ottawa employees were re-energizing an electrical vault after maintenance work had been completed when an electrical flash occurred.

Both Hydro Ottawa employees were injured and are receiving medical care, one at the Queensway-Carleton Hospital and the other at the Civic Campus of the Ottawa Hospital.

The Ministry of Labour and Hydro Ottawa are currently investigating the cause and circumstances surrounding the incident. This is all we can confirm at the present time.

The thoughts and support of the entire Hydro Ottawa organization are with our colleagues and their families at this time.

About Hydro Ottawa

Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc. (Hydro Ottawa) owns and operates two subsidiary companies, Hydro Ottawa Limited and Energy Ottawa Inc.  Hydro Ottawa Limited is the third largest municipally owned electrical utility in Ontario serving more than 310,000 customers in the City of Ottawa and the Village of Casselman. Energy Ottawa Inc., Ottawa's largest producer of green power, generates renewable energy and provides commercial energy management services.

SOURCE: Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc.

For further information:

Claudia Lemieux
Hydro Ottawa
Manager, Public Affairs
613-738-5499 ext 7684
claudialemieux@hydroottawa.com


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