Two Shakopee Public Utilities employees remain hospitalized after their four-member crew was injured Monday morning while performing scheduled maintenance on a utility line near the women’s prison.
Shakopee Public Utilities Finance Director Renee Schmid told the Valley News the extent of the injuries is unknown, but she later told the Star Tribune the injuries are not considered life-threatening.
“They’re both awake and talking,” Schmid reportedly said of the unnamed employees late Monday afternoon.
At 6:45 p.m., Schmid emailed the Valley News that the workers continued to be treated at the Hennepin County Medical Center. ”I do not have any further information at this time,” she said.
Asked earlier about a report that the incident was caused by something caused an “arc flash,” Schmid would only say that the cause of the accident and what actually happened was still being investigated.
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