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.

Evansville
Mostly Cloudy
39° wxIcon
Hi: 57° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 39°
Owensboro
Partly Cloudy
39° wxIcon
Hi: 58° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 39°
Princeton
Cloudy
41° wxIcon
Hi: 54° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 41°
Madisonville
Mostly Cloudy
41° wxIcon
Hi: 63° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 41°
Jasper
Cloudy
38° wxIcon
Hi: 55° Lo: 31°
Feels Like: 34°
Temperatures were a heck of a lot more bearable earlier this afternoon - despite our northwesterly winds, temperatures peaked at 54° in Evansville earlier on and are expected to remain quite comfortable as we head into the evening hours. Expect temperatures ranging from 48° to 41° between 7 PM and 10 PM; though the added cloud cover over the coming hours will only allow temperatures to fall as low as 38° by early Wednesday morning. It's not all good news however, it looks as though some of us (especially those north of the Ohio River) could see periods of scattered rainfall throughout our Wednesday morning.
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