Power outage in Glasgow after worker hits live cable

Scene cordoned off The worker was injured after making contact with a live cable on a building site in Allan Glen Place

A worker has been injured after making contact with a live cable at a building site in Glasgow city centre.

Police Scotland said there was a short power outage in the north of the city following the incident at Allen Glen Place at about 12:00 on Tuesday.

The injured man was taken to nearby Glasgow Royal Infirmary. Details of his condition are not yet known.

Emergency services remain at the scene. The incident has been reported to the Health and Safety Executive.

Scottish Power officials are also at the scene.

It is understood that people in the area reported hearing a "loud bang and explosion" when the incident occurred.

The power supply was restored a short time later.

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