PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, Va. — Officials have identified a worker who died after suffering injuries while working near high-tension electrical lines in Prince William County Tuesday afternoon.
Around 32,000 customers were impacted by the electrical incident that happened in the 16000 block of Porters Inn Drive at the Shorehaven Apartments, according to Dominion Energy and county officials.
Power has been restored with a few exceptions to the area, according to officials.
Crews coordinated with Dominion Energy to rescue 46-year-old Edwin Romero-Hernandez and an unidentified 22-year-old woman who were injured while working near the power lines.
According to the Prince William County Police, the two people were working in an elevated lift basket when they came into contact with the live electrical wire. Crews worked to cut power to the electrical lines and rescue the workers and both were taken to Sentara Medical Center in Woodbridge.
According to Prince William County Department of Fire and Rescue Assistant Fire Chief Matt Smolsky, Romero-Hernandez died from his injuries. The female worker was not injured but was taken to the hospital for an evaluation.
Prince William County Schools (PWCS) has said with will continue to dismiss at scheduled times for the schools, meaning no early dismissals.
It is possible school main phone lines were not operational during this time. Buses were delayed during the situation, added PWCS.
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