Two Cuyahoga Falls electric department employees were hospitalized after they were injured on the job.
The Falls City Service Director's office reports the two were working on a customer's equipment off of State Road Tuesday, when they were injured in an arc flash.
City Service Director Valerie Wax Carr tells AkronNewsNow.com that the workers were injured around 1:15 p.m along the northern part of State Road.
"Both employees were consious, talking, and aware of what's going on," Carr said. "All of their families have been contacted at this point."
The employee's names are not being released at this time. The city is investigating how this happened.
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio- Today, June 5, 2012, at approximately 1:15 p.m., two employees of the Cuyahoga Falls Electric Department were injured in an arc flash incident while working on customer premises equipment at a location on StateRoad, pursuant to the customer’s request.
Both employees were transported for appropriate medical care. A full investigation into this incident has been initiated. Out of concern for the privacy of our employees and their families, the City will not release the names or conditions of the employees, or the location where they are receiving care, without their permission.
We ask for the understanding and patience of the public and members of the media in this matter.
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