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Man shocked in Holly Springs construction accident

Posted August 14, 2009 11:12 a.m. EDT
Updated August 16, 2009 6:24 a.m. EDT

— An employee of an electrical subcontractor working on an expansion of the Holly Springs wastewater treatment plant was shocked Thursday, authorities said.

John Grizo, 36, of Apex, was working on electrical systems at the construction site for Via Electric and was knocked unconscious when electricity in a 480-volt panel arced and struck him in the head, authorities said.

His condition was unknown Friday.

Via Electric is a subcontractor for T.A. Loving Construction, which is handling the Utley Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant expansion. The project is nearing completion after nearly two years of construction.

The first phase, which expanded the town’s wastewater treatment capacity to 2.4 million gallons per day, went online Aug. 5. At the end of construction early next year, the plant will be able to treat 6 million gallons of wastewater per day.