3 people suffer minor shocks at Outremont worksite

Workers were digging to get to the water system when they and a female pedestrian were shocked, said borough spokesperson Sylvain Leclerc.

Two city workers and a female pedestrian were treated at the scene, according to Urgences-Santé

The incident happened at the corner of Côte Ste-Catherine Road and St-Joseph Boulevard. (Radio-Canada)

A female pedestrian and two city workers suffered minor electric shocks near a city worksite in Outremont Wednesday evening.

The workers were digging to get to the water system when they and the woman were shocked, said borough spokesperson Sylvain Leclerc.

According to Urgences-Santé, they were attended to at the scene as a precaution, but did not need to be transported to hospital.

Work is being done at the intersection of Côte Ste-Catherine Road and St-Joseph Boulevard and a perimeter of six metres by three metres had been set up.

The supervisor of the work site that called 911 around 6:40 p.m., according to Urgences-Santé spokesperson Steve Kouloumentas.

The central city and borough are trying to determine what happened.