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Construction Workers Shocked in California

Two construction workers were shocked last week while jack hammering in Irvine, California. The workers were part of a 10-person crew preparing for a planned power outage in the area, according to a report from The Orange County Register.

The workers, in their 20s, were working in a pit area of an underground vault when they were shocked. They came into contact with a high-voltage line, according to the report and are now in critical condition. They suffered "severe electrical shock and burns to their hands and faces."

California Edison examined the underground vault after the incident.


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