17 May 2015

Power worker in stable condition

7:40 pm on 17 May 2015

The electricity worker who initially suffered life-threatening injuries in an incident on Auckland's North Shore yesterday is now in a stable condition.

power pylons

The power cut yesterday affected more than 11,000 homes on Auckland's North Shore. Photo: 123RF

The man, who worked for a contracting company called Electrix, was doing planned work in Takapuna yesterday when something went wrong.

The incident led to a power cut to more than 11,000 homes.

The man was seriously burned and taken to Middlemore Hospital in a critical condition.

A spokesperson for Electrix declined to comment other than to say the man is now in a stable condition in Middlemore Hospital.

He said the company would undertake its own investigation.

Worksafe said it had been notified and was also making inquiries.