Minnesota Power worker dies after electrical contact at Iron Range substation

A Minnesota Power worker died after experiencing an electrical contact at an Iron Range substation Tuesday, WDIO-TV reports.

According to WDIO-TV, the incident happened near Bovey. Emergency responders were called to the scene and the worker was taken to a hospital in Grand Rapids before being transferred to a Minneapolis hospital.

The worker’s name has not yet been released.

"We extend our deepest condolences as well as support and resources to the employee’s family and coworkers during this difficult time," Bethany Owen, the CEO and President of Minnesota Power parent company Allete, said in a statement, according to WDIO-TV. "Safety is at the forefront of what we do each and every day. We are working to identify what caused the incident and we are committed to help prevent anything like this from happening again."

Minnesota Power stated it has halted work at the substation in order for an investigation to take place and added it will cooperate with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, according to WDIO-TV.