OPALCO Lineman Injured After Contact with High Voltage Line

On September 20th at 9:30 am, our Co-op’s Journeyman Lineman Kevin Zoerb was working on the south end of Lopez Island when he came in contact with a high voltage line. He was airlifted to Harborview and admitted to the ICU burn unit in critical condition.

As of Sunday night, Kevin was awake and breathing on his own – ahead of schedule. The family has set up a Caring Bridge site (http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/kevinzoerb) to provide updates as they occur and a way to send messages to Kevin and his family. A “Zoerb Family Fund” has been set up at Islanders Bank to help with expenses. Deposits can be made directly at any Islanders Bank branch.

The OPALCO family sends its love, hope and prayers to Kevin, his family and community.