Substation Mishaps Leave 2 Hurt

Monday, October 20, 2014 @ 02:10 PM gHale

A failed regulator led to a incident where two Entergy employees suffered injuries when a Marshall, Arkansas, substation experienced a failure Wednesday night.

Two employees suffered injuries and ended up transported to the hospital around 8 p.m. when a piece of equipment malfunctioned during maintenance work, said Entergy spokesperson, Sally Graham.

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Graham said the substation is completely de-energized and heavily damaged. Preliminary reports indicate a regulator failed.

Entergy is conducting an investigation.

Meanwhile, in a separate incident, an equipment failure caused a large surge of electricity at an Entergy substation in Clinton, MS.

Large sparks and smoke were visible at the site on Springridge Road at 11:30 p.m. Thursday.

Entergy says a reactor breaker failed. Crews were investigating the cause. The equipment failure did not cause anyone to lose power, and no one was hurt.

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