Two utility workers injured in St. Amant area

Staff Report

Two utility workers were shocked while working in the St. Amant area, according to reports from authorities responding to the scene.

An Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office spokesperson said both men were transported to area hospitals with injuries not considered to be life-threatening.

St. Amant Fire Chief James LeBlanc said many residences in the area were without power.

The incident happened at around 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 29 in the Hwy. 431 area. One worker was on a mechanical lift and the other was on the ground. 

A medical helicopter was sent to the scene, but the two men were transported to the hospital in an ambulance.

This is a developing story.