An electrical contractor is in hospital after suffering an electrical shock while working at Carleton University.

Ottawa paramedics said they were called to campus just before 11 a.m. Tuesday.

They said a 32-year-old man was on top of a ladder and removing wires from a ceiling fixture when he was shocked, causing him to fall off the ladder.

He was treated for second-degree burns and a serious cut to one of his hands.

Paramedics said he is in stable condition in hospital.