Town Square

Post a New Topic

Palo Alto Utilities employee dies after workplace accident Saturday

Original post made on Nov 16, 2019

A City of Palo Alto Utilities Department employee died Saturday from injuries that he suffered while upgrading an electrical transformer in south Palo Alto, according to the city.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Saturday, November 16, 2019, 6:24 PM

Comments (5)

Posted by TJ
a resident of Barron Park
on Nov 16, 2019 at 7:07 pm

Another local publication says a lineman was electrocuted while up in a utility truck bucket.

Posted by resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Nov 17, 2019 at 1:07 am

This is terrible. Thank you to all the utility crew who do such dangerous and essential work for the community.

Posted by Resident
a resident of Mayfield
on Nov 17, 2019 at 7:03 am

All the residents that demand that services go underground, might want to think about the real price. Bummer.


Posted by Family Friendly
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Nov 17, 2019 at 8:49 am

“... might want to think about the real price.”

Are underground wires more dangerous to work on than those on top of poles? I would have expected the opposite.

In any event, we should all pause to appreciate those who do dirty, dangerous jobs around us, often for little thanks. Slow down and give them safe passage when you pass them on the road.

Posted by wmconlon
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Nov 17, 2019 at 10:32 am

wmconlon is a registered user.

@Family Friendly. Underground introduces confined space hazards

Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.


Post a comment

Sorry, but further commenting on this topic has been closed.

Stay informed.

Get the day's top headlines from Palo Alto Online sent to your inbox in the Express newsletter.

Burning just one "old style" light bulb can cost $150 or more per year
By Sherry Listgarten | 12 comments | 3,051 views

Banning the public from PA City Hall
By Diana Diamond | 27 comments | 2,206 views

Pacifica’s first brewery closes its doors
By The Peninsula Foodist | 0 comments | 1,943 views

Holiday Fun in San Francisco- Take the Walking Tour for An Evening of Sparkle!
By Laura Stec | 8 comments | 1,566 views

Premiere! “I Do I Don’t: How to build a better marriage” – Here, a page/weekday
By Chandrama Anderson | 2 comments | 1,454 views


Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund

For the last 30 years, the Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund has given away almost $10 million to local nonprofits serving children and families. 100% of the funds go directly to local programs. It’s a great way to ensure your charitable donations are working at home.