Boeing worker shocked by equipment; continued work shift

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) — News 2 has learned new details following a possible electrocution at the Boeing plant in North Charleston.

According to the Charleston County Consolidated Dispatch, the Aviation Authority and EMS responded to the location at International Blvd and S Aviation Avenue on Wednesday, February 8 at 3:28 a.m.

Officials tell us that one employee appeared to have received a static discharge when touching a piece of equipment.

“We take any report of static discharge seriously, and medical units responded immediately to ensure his safety,” according to spokeswoman Elizabeth Merida. The teammate assured the first responders that he was not harmed. He refused medical attention and at his request, he finished his work shift.

We’re told the victim assured the first responders that he was not harmed. He refused medical attention and at his request, he finished his work shift.

The equipment has been secured as the investigation continues, Merida added.

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