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Posted on Nov 19, 2015

News Briefs: Final PUD worker released from hospital

Final PUD worker released from hospital
The last of six men treated for burns at a Seattle hospital after an electrical explosion at Priest Rapids Dam has been discharged.
Harborview Medical Center’s spokeswoman Susan Gregg said in a press release that the man left the hospital on Monday.
The Grant PUD workers were treated at Harborview and other hospitals for burns sustained in the Oct. 8 accident.
Officials have said the explosion at the dam was caused by an electrical equipment malfunction. The accident remains under investigation.

Man charged with DUI following 2-car collision
GEORGE – A Beverly man was charged with driving under the influence when he allegedly failed to stop at a stop sign outside of George, causing him to strike an oncoming vehicle.
At about 6:20 p.m. on Nov. 13, Gustavo Tejada Morales, 48, was southbound on Highway 283 when he crashed into another vehicle that was eastbound on the Highway 281 spur, turning north onto Highway 283.
Injured in the collision was Thomas L. Rasmussen, 59, of Hoquiam. Rasmussen was taken to Quincy Valley Medical Center. A passenger with Rasmussen was uninjured.
Morales was charged with DUI and failing to stop at a stop sign.