CRAB ORCHARD, W.Va. (WVNS) — A power outage in the Crab Orchard area of Raleigh County, West Virginia that left nearly 600 customers without power was due to a person who was electrocuted.
According to Philip Moye with AEP, the person died after being electrocuted while trying to enter a substation. Materials left at the scene suggest this was the result of an apparent copper theft. Moye said this is the second death in West Virginia due to a copper theft of a substation.
AEP customers’ power was restored Tuesday afternoon.