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:
Manager, Public Affairs
613-738-5499 ext 7684