Sunday, July 21, 2024

4 injured from electric shock in York County

Nightingale Air Ambulance . (WYDaily file/Courtesy Sentara)
Nightingale Air Ambulance . (WYDaily file/Courtesy Sentara)

Four people were injured from electric shock in what fire officials are calling “a workplace incident” in York County Wednesday afternoon.

Two of the injured were taken by ambulance to local hospitals; one was flown by Nightingale Air Ambulance to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, and another patient was flown by Life Evac Air Ambulance to VCU Medical Center.

Information on their conditions was not immediately released.

Personnel from the York County Department of Fire and Life Safety, along with crews from James City County and Williamsburg Fire departments, were dispatched to incident at Parkside Resort (100 block of Parkside Drive) in the Bruton area of York County at around 1:30 p.m.

Authorities said 911 calls “indicated that multiple persons had been electrocuted.”

“Upon arrival, fire and rescue units found four patients with various degrees of injuries from what was reported as a ladder contacting overhead power lines,” according to a news release from the York County Department of Fire and Life Safety.

Officials said “this appears to be a workplace incident; the Virginia Occupational Safety and Health Administration has been contacted.”

Further details were not immediately released.

John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo ( is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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