NB Power

Safety incident at the Highbank Switching Station (10/03/10)

NB 339

March 10, 2010

FREDERICTON (CNB) - An NB Power employee was injured on the morning of Tuesday, March 9, while working at the Highbank switching station north of Miramichi.

The employee sustained significant injuries as the result of an electrical arc. The employee was medically assessed and transported to Halifax for treatment.

Safety awareness for employees and customers is a top priority at NB Power. WorkSafeNB and NB Power's health and safety team are investigating.


MEDIA CONTACT: John McLaughlin, manager, media relations, NB Power, 506-458-4217, jmclaughlin@nbpower.com.