A man who was trying to cut copper wire at a power substation near Issaquah Wednesday was shocked and taken to the hospital with severe burns.
Puget Sound Energy said it happened around 4:30 a.m. at the Lake McDonald Substation.
A fire battalion chief says the man climbed on top of a transformer before it happened. The man has second- and third-degree burns covering 60-to-70 percent of his body.
About 2,800 PSE customers in Renton lost power as a result.