top of page
Web Banner 010124b.png
Web Banner 010124b.png

[UPDATED] Garkane Energy employee makes contact with energized power line equipment, flown to UMC Burn Care Center in Las Vegas

On Tuesday, May 21, at approximately 9:30 a.m., a Garkane Energy Cooperative employee made contact with energized power line equipment within Tod’s Substation near Tod’s Junction. The employee was working in the substation and suffered injuries that are being evaluated. The employee was conscious and speaking to responders and was flown by helicopter to the UMC Lions Burn Care Center in Las Vegas, Nev. Local and federal authorities have been contacted and are doing their due diligence for safety purposes.


[UPDATED] 5/23/24


Yesterday, Tony Baird, a Garkane Energy Cooperative employee accidently touched a live 7200 volt power line in Tod’s substation. Although a review continues, it appears that the flow of electricity moved predominately thru Tony’s arm and shoulder which produced severe burns. Tony was flown from the substation site near Hatch Utah to the UMC burn center in Las Vegas. Latest reports indicate that he is in stable condition but experiencing a lot of pain.


On behalf of the entire Garkane family, we continue to pray for Tony’s comfort and for his recovery as well as for his family. Living in rural areas like this, the entire community is affected by difficult things like this…and we appreciate everyone’s support!


Dan McClendon/CEO

Garkane Energy Cooperative




265 views

Comments


SUNEWS.NET FEATURES SEVEN STORIES FROM EACH WEEK'S ISSUE OF THE SOUTHERN UTAH NEWS. SUBSCRIBE TODAY FOR THE FULL SUN EXPERIENCE!

bottom of page