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OPPD responds to outage near 46th and Dodge

Posted at 3:04 PM, Mar 11, 2019

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — OPPD crews responded to an outage near 46th and Dodge that left 2,351 customers without power for a short time.

The outage was reported around 1 p.m. and was restored approximately fifteen minutes later.

Melissa Gillick of the Omaha Police Department says they were called to assist with lane closures after two construction workers were injured from a shock.

The two workers were identified as Alex Cooper and Freddie Maldonado.

A witness said one of the men were ejected from the basket of the boom lift and fell about four stories to the ground.

Cooper and Maldonado were taken to UNMC.

The construction workers' boom lift hit a power line.