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Boy Injured At Springfield Substation

A 12-year old boy has been airlifted to a Boston hospital after being injured at the Springfield electrical substation.

Green Mountain Power says the preliminary investigation shows that the fence was locked and secure and that the boy climbed the fence yesterday afternoon.

The Rutland Herald reports that the boy came in contact with some equipment and an electrical line.

Downtown Springfield lost power after the incident.

Green Mountain Power’s spokesperson says in early reports the boy was conscious and moving before being taken to the hospital.