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JEA worker injured during outage repair in St. Johns County

Utility says employee is expected to make a full recovery

A JEA truck was seen Sunday in the area of Race Track and Bishop Estates roads.
A JEA truck was seen Sunday in the area of Race Track and Bishop Estates roads. (WJXT)

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. – A JEA worker who responded to a power outage Sunday morning was injured, according to the utility and a St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson.

It happened on Race Track Road.

The Sheriff’s Office spokesperson originally told News4Jax that the worker received an electrical shock. But JEA later told News4Jax that the worker was injured when an arc flash occurred while he was replacing an insulator.

According to the Sheriff’s Office spokesperson, the worker was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. JEA said Monday that the employee was expected to be released shortly and make a full recovery.

A JEA outage map showed around 120 customers were without power in the area of Race Track and Bishop Estates roads as of 11 a.m. Sunday.