4 Injured in Electrical Accident Near Shakopee Women's Prison
Four Shakopee Public Utilities Commission crew members were injured Monday morning while performing scheduled maintenance near the Shakopee Women's Prison.
It was originally reported that the people injured were prisoners, but Shakopee Police Captain Craig Robson has since said the incident happened on the street, not at the prison.
Two people were transported by ambulance to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, according to Tim Burke of Allina.
Two others were taken to St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Shakopee, said St. Francis spokesman Lori Manske.
Shakopee Public Utilities spokeswoman Renee Schmid says a crew was working on the electrical distribution system near the prison when the accident occurred. Two of the four were burned.
Schmid says two of the four have been released from the hospital. Schmid did not have the conditions of the other two workers.
The event happened between 8 and 9 a.m. Monday. Schmid said it's unclear yet whether the incident was connected to a power outage in downtown Shakopee Monday morning.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.