Rugby man dies after being electrocuted at substation

The air ambulance was called to the scene on Friday
The air ambulance was called to the scene on Friday

A Rugby man who was electrocuted while working at a major Daventry substation on Friday has died from his injuries, Northamptonshire Police has confirmed.

The Northamptonshire and Warwickshire Air Ambulance was scrambled to Norton Road in Daventry at around 3.30pm on Friday (July 3), after reports a man had been seriously hurt at the main electrical substation there.

Today a spokesman for Northamptonshire Police has confirmed the worker, from Rugby, has since succumbed to his injuries from the shock.

The spokesman said: “We can confirm that a man from Rugby has died following the incident at the substation in Daventry on Friday.

“A joint investigation has been launched by Northamptonshire Police and the health and Safety Executive (HSE).”

Northamptonshire Police is yet to reveal the name of the worker, though a file is being prepared for the coroner.