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Post  BATTMAN on Sat Mar 31, 2012 2:09 pm

Hydro Ottawa Reports Electrical Accident
On Wednesday, March 22, 2012 a serious electrical contact incident occurred in the southern portion of our service territory. A contractor retained by Hydro Ottawa made unintentional contact with Hydro Ottawa overhead equipment.

At approximately 3:08 p.m. today, Hydro Ottawa learned of an accident involving three employees of Greely Construction, a firm retained by Hydro Ottawa. The accident involved electrical contact with our overhead equipment.
The involved contractor was engaged in digging pole holes when the accident occurred. The accident took place on Moodie Drive between Fallowfield and Cambrian.
Hydro Ottawa is currently investigating the cause and circumstances surrounding the accident and the appropriate government authorities including the Ministry of Labour have been notified.
This is all we can confirm at the present time.
The thoughts and prayers of the entire Hydro Ottawa organization are with the injured contractor employees and their families at this time.

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Hydro Ottawa contractor has died from his injuries

Post  topgroove on Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:15 pm

Rest in peace Barry Dale Robertson

OTTAWA — A worker electrocuted last week in an accident on Moodie Drive has died from his injuries.

Barry Dale Robertson, 31, died Monday, four days after he was shocked when the boom of his truck contacted overhead wires while digging holes for new hydro poles. Two co-workers also received shocks, but still managed to pull Robertson to safety and begin CPR.

Robertson wasn’t breathing and his heart had stopped when paramedics arrived, but they were able to resuscitate him on the way to hospital. Robertson was an employee of Dig-Safe, which was working on contract for Hydro Ottawa.

The Ontario Ministry of Labour is investigating the accident.

“Hydro Ottawa employees are deeply saddened by this loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with Barry’s family at this most difficult time,” said Bryce Conrad, Hydro Ottawa’s president and CEO.

Robertson is survived by his partner, Becky Markell, child Nevaeh and step-child Merika as well as his parents Patricia and Garry Robertson.

A wake is to be held for friends to pay respects on Thursday from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Kelly Funeral Home, 585 Somerset Street West. The funeral is to be held at 2 p.m. Friday at St. Lukes’s Anglican Church on Somerset Street West.

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