Chicago Fire Department workers render first aid to a ComEd electrical worker who suffered third-degree burns from an electric shock at 111th Street and Vernon Avenue on Oct. 13, 2016. (Eric Clark / Chicago Tribune)
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A ComEd worker was injured in an electrical accident Thursday morning while working on an electrical pole in the Roseland neighborhood, officials said.
The 26-year-old man suffered second- and third-degree burns just before 11 a.m. near 111th Street and Vernon Avenue, said Chicago Fire Department spokesman Cmdr. Curtis Hudson.
The man, a ComEd worker, was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, where his condition was stabilized.
ComEd released a short statement six hours after the incident:
"Earlier today there was an incident involving a ComEd worker who was performing overhead work in Chicago. We are working to understand what occurred and have ensured the area is safe," the statement read.
The worker was performing work on a pole at the time of the accident, said ComEd spokeswoman Lydia Hall, in a follow-up email, declining to release further information.
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A ComEd worker was injured Thursday morning on the Far South Side.
The man was hit by an electrical transformer about 11 a.m. at 111th Street and Vernon Avenue, according to Fire Media Affairs. He was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn with first degree burns, where his condition stabilized, Chicago Police said.