ComEd worker burned by transformer on Far South Side

SUN-TIMES MEDIA WIRE - 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.

“Earlier today there was an incident involving a ComEd worker who was performing overhead work in Chicago,” Ciera Oliver, a spokeswoman for ComEd, said in a statement. “We are working to understand what occurred and have ensured the area is safe.  Our thoughts are with the worker who was involved.

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