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3 hurt in an electrical accident in Benton

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BENTON, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Three men have been injured in an electrical accident at Cypress Black Bayou Park in Benton.

Lt. Bill Davis, of the Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office, says that the men were transported to area hospitals shortly after rescuers were called around 11:30 a.m. Thursday about a possible electrocution at the park.

Davis says electrical contractors were doing maintenance work, possibly on a transformer, when the accident happened.

The names and conditions of those injured have not been released.

Davis says one of the victims is believed to be an employee of the park; the other two are reportedly electrical contractors. One of the contractors was taken to University Health. The other two are being treated at Willis Knighton North.

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