UPDATE: A GoFundMe page has been set up for the injured worker, Jesse Flack, you can find that link here.
PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — After being injured while restoring power to a Pittsylvania County customer Tuesday morning, a Danville Utilities lineman is now in stable condition at a North Carolina hospital.
According to Danville officials, around 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 16, the worker was burned while restoring power to a customer on Sugartree Church Road in Pittsylvania County who lost service during the winter storm over the weekend.
The City of Danville says the lineman was airlifted to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C. for treatment.
Brosville Volunteer Fire and EMS reportedly responded to the incident.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with our colleague,” Jason Grey, director of utilities, said on Wednesday, Feb. 17. “There is nothing more important than the safety of our workers and this incident is a tragic reminder of the hazards we face in the work we do.”
According to Grey, the department will conduct an internal investigation of the incident alongside the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and other authorities.