Utility in New Brunswick says faulty wire near street light shocks man and dog…

SAINT JOHN, N.B. — The power utility in Saint John, N.B., says a heated underground wire connection near a downtown street light was responsible for an electrical shock sustained by a man and his dog on Monday.

Saint John Energy says heat damage to some insulation combined with wet and salty conditions is believed to have caused electrical tracking that reached an above ground metal plate cover near the streetlight.

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