Kevin Zoerb, an OPALCO journeyman lineman was working on the south end of Lopez Island this morning (Friday, Sept. 20) when he came in contact with a high voltage line. He was airlifted to Harborview and admitted to the burn unit in critical condition.
No other information is available at this time.
The OPALCO family sends its love, hope and prayers to Kevin, his family and community.
Orcas Power and Light Cooperative is a member-owned cooperative electrical utility serving about 11,000 members on 20 islands in San Juan County. OPALCO provides electricity that is 95% greenhouse-gas free and is generated predominantly by hydroelectric plants. OPALCO was founded in 1937 to bring electricity to rural islanders.