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Statement on Blanch Street Preston Incident

Current as of 10:30 AM, Thursday, 7 December 2017

Jemena confirms a Jemena employee and a contractor have been injured and transported to the Alfred hospital today as a result of an incident at the Blanch Street distribution sub-station in Preston.

It is understood the individuals were injured while carrying out routine electrical connection work for a new apartment complex adjacent to the sub-station.

Jemena is working with emergency services to secure the site.

The cause of the incident is at this stage unknown.

An update will be provided through the Jemena website at 15:00 today, Thursday, 7 December 2017.