published Monday, August 15th, 2011

Contractor burned after cutting power line at Memorial Hospital, causing power outage

Memorial Hospital lost electricity for several hours Monday afternoon after a contractor doing work on the hospital severed an electrical conduit, hospital officials say.

The contractor was badly burned and had to be transported to a burn center at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, according to hospital spokesman Brian Lazenby.

The hospital’s power system automatically switched over to backup generators, but air conditioning was lost for more two hours, Lazenby said. Workers installed portable air conditioners in rooms until power gradually was restored, he said.

No emergency procedures were impacted and no patients needed to be evacuated, Lazenby said, but several outpatient procedures had to be postponed.

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BobbyBruce said...

Do you guys break any news any more? If you got out of North Georgia you might have known about this. It happened about five miles away from the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Great Breaking News. This paper is worse than snail mail.

August 15, 2011 at 6:11 p.m.
BobbyBruce said...

Only nine breaking news today? Sad; very sad Chattanooga Times Free Press.

August 15, 2011 at 6:13 p.m.
BobbyBruce said...

All day long the same thing on this website. Is there no news going on? 3,9 and 12 all have stories all day long?

August 15, 2011 at 6:20 p.m.
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