3,000 Lose Power in Evansville After Contractor Electrocuted at Substation

There were approximately 3,000 Evansville residents without power after an outage that happened Thursday.

Posted: Oct 14, 2021 3:36 PM
Updated: Oct 15, 2021 10:54 AM

Approximately 3,000 CenterPoint Energy customers were without power in Evansville on Thursday after a contractor was electrocuted at a substation.

We're told the contractor was life-flighted to Louisville on Thursday afternoon after being electrocuted at the CenterPoint Energy substation at N 7th Avenue and Georgia Street.

A police officer that responded to the site said that the victim was resuscitated after coming into contact with 60,000 volts.

A representative with CenterPoint Energy told 44News that the outage was a controlled outage that was a result of Thursday's incident.


CenterPoint Energy Outage Map from around 2:30 p.m. Thursday

"We had an incident with a contractor at a substation, and so that controlled outage was a result of that incident, making the area safe afterward," Alyssia Oshodi with CenterPoint Energy said.

CenterPoint Energy said power had been restored to the affected area just after 3:00 p.m.

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The passage of an overnight cold front will bring another shot of unseasonal cool air. Northwest winds will give way to raw conditions with windchills holding in the 30s through most of the day. Expect highs to top in the upper-40s under clear skies.
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