Man electrocuted in garden

A MAN has been taken to hospital after being electrocuted in a Suffolk garden.

Emergency services were called to Top Road, Rattlesden, at 2.55pm today, an accident left two people injured.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said that the man had been electrocuted in a back garden.

The injured man was been taken to West Suffolk Hospital, where he would be treated for his injuries.

A police spokeswoman said that the fire service and EDF energy had been called to the incident.

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The Health and Safety Executive was also contacted.

The incident occurred after equipment came into contact with overhead power lines.

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Power was interrupted to 292 customers at around 3pm as a result of the incident and a further 840 people were affected 20 minutes later when supplies had to be isolated in the Felsham and Gedding areas for safety reasons.

A spokeswoman for EDF said: “We are currently working with Suffolk Police to find out the circumstances of what happened.

“Our engineers restored power to 950 customers by 4.50pm.”

It is believed that power is still affected in Rattlesden.

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