BECKLEY, W.Va. (WVVA) – A person was fatally electrocuted after attempting to cut a chain on an AEP substation in Raleigh County on Tuesday morning.
According to AEP spokesperson Phil Moye, the person was cutting through a chain link fence at the Crab Orchard Substation and came into contact with energized equipment. He said the person died as a result.
Moye said roughly 600 customers were without power earlier in the day as a result, but power was restored to all customers by 2 p.m.
In addition to AEP crews, the Sophia Fire Department and Raleigh County Sheriff’s Dept. responded.