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PG&E Worker Injured By Electrical Flash Repairing Transformer In SF Bayview

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SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A Pacific Gas and Electric employee received minor injuries Sunday afternoon when a piece of equipment failed during repairs to a transformer in San Francisco’s Bayview neighborhood, a utility spokeswoman said.

The equipment failure occurred around 3:19 p.m. near 39 Bertha Lane, causing an electrical flash, PG&E spokeswoman Jana Morris said.

The flash injured an employee, damaged equipment and caused a power outage affecting the surrounding area.

The employee sustained minor injuries and was taken to a hospital for treatment.

The power outage initially affected around 2,600 customers, but that number was down to less than 50 by Sunday evening, Morris said. PG&E hoped to have power restored for the remaining customers by midnight.

(Copyright 2013 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed)

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