Two ComEd Employees Treated After Electricity-Related Injuries Suffered on South Lasalle St, Chicago

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Two ComEd employees were transported to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County Tuesday morning after suffering excessive electrical contact while working in the Loop.

Chicago police, firefighters, and paramedics about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday December 17, 2019 were dispatched to the at or near the Central Standard Building, 231 South Lasalle Street, to a report that two ComEd workers injured in electricity-related incident. Ambulance 45 and Ambulance 66 each transported a ComEd worker Code Red to Cook County Stroger Hospital.

The safety of our employees and customers is always our highest priority. Our thoughts and prayers are with the two ComEd employees who received no significant injuries following an electric contact while working on equipment on S. LaSalle St. in Chicago. The employees have been transported to the hospital. Out of respect for the employees and their privacy, we cannot provide any additional information on their condition. We are in contact with the hospital and the families to offer any support needed.

— ComEd

The two ComEd workers were working on equipment when they were injured due to excessive electrical contact, according to ComEd. They were transported to a nearby hospital where they were assessed initially to have injuries that were not “significant injuries.”



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