Power Outage Disrupts Some Classes Tuesday Night

Power Outage Disrupts Some Classes Tuesday Night
Emergency personnel respond to an electrical substation where a subcontractor was injured Feb. 20.

Power was interrupted throughout several buildings at Cal Poly Pomona after a man was apparently injured while performing repair work on an electrical substation behind the Bronco Bookstore at about 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 20.

Due to the power outage, classes were cancelled Tuesday night in the following buildings: 4, 7, 24, 66 and 79.

Medic One, the Los Angeles County Fire Department and the University Police Department immediately responded to the scene.

The man is an employee of High Voltage Technical Services. He was taken to Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center in critical condition. From the local hospital he was airlifted to Grossman Burn Center in Sherman Oaks.

He and two colleagues were called out to Cal Poly Pomona after a minor power outage at 9:30 a.m. The power feed automatically switched to an alternate line causing only a brief power interruption.

Cal/OSHA and Southern California Edison are responding to the scene. The cause of the incident is under investigation.