- Associated Press - Monday, December 12, 2016

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A Pittsburgh high school has canceled classes after a construction worker was hospitalized following an electrical accident that happened on school grounds over the weekend.

Officials say Mt. Lebanon High School will be closed on Monday in connection with Sunday’s accident. The rest of the district remains open.

The victim was severely shocked after he cut an underground power line while performing demolition work at the school, which lost power.

Fire officials say the line carried 23,000 volts and was Mt. Lebanon’s main power connection.

The unidentified man was rushed to UPMC Mercy for treatment of burns sustained in an arc flash. His current condition is unknown.

It’s unclear whether classes will resume at the school on Tuesday. An investigation is ongoing.


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