Four electrical workers were injured while working on a Wolverine Power Cooperative transmission line in northern Manistee County.
Officials from Cherryland Electric Cooperative in Grawn, a member of Wolverine’s cooperative, said a crew was working on a transmission line near a substation located along M-115 and Erwin Road in Cleon Township near Copemish shortly before 9 a.m. Monday. The line apparently powered up during repairs and injured one Wolverine employee and three private contractors.
A Wolverine employee was taken to the burn unit at University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor for treatment, while two contractors were taken to Munson Medical Center in Traverse City and another was treated at the scene. Names were not immediately released.
Cherryland engineering manager Frank Siepker said the mishap cut power to Cherryland substations in Karlin, Thompsonville and Copemish, affecting about 3,000 Cherryland customers. Power was restored to the Karlin area by 9 a.m., and to the other two locations by around 9:30 a.m.
Wolverine officials did not provide incident details or names of the injured employee and contractors.