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A Danville Utilities lineman was injured this morning on Sugartree Church Road in Pittsylvania County. The injury occurred while restoring power to a customer who had lost service this weekend.
The incident occurred around 11 a.m., said Jason Grey, director of utilities.
The worker suffered burns, but the extent is not known at this point. The worker was responsive and communicating with emergency responders. The worker was airlifted to a trauma center.
Brosville Volunteer Fire and EMS responded to the incident.
Danville Utilities provides natural gas, water, wastewater and telecommunications services in Danville and distributes electricity to approximately 42,000 customer locations in a 500-square-mile service territory covering Danville, the southern third of Pittsylvania County, and small portions of Henry and Halifax counties.