Power outages in Newcastle and Newcastle East leave 800 without power after industrial accident on Wharf Road

Simon McCarthy
Updated May 31 2018 - 9:15pm, first published 1:00pm

A 25 year-old man has suffered serious burns after cutting through a high-voltage underground cable on Wharf Road on Thursday morning.

Simon McCarthy

Simon McCarthy

Digital Journalist, Newcastle Herald

Simon McCarthy is a journalist working at the Newcastle Herald in NSW. He writes news and features, and produces video and multimedia, for the Herald and Herald Weekender magazine. He contributes regularly to the Newcastle Herald’s daily Topics column, and is the co-creator and producer of the Toohey’s News podcast. McCarthy has worked as a journalist in regional NSW since 2013. He joined the newsroom of the Newcastle Herald in 2017 from the Northern Daily Leader in Tamworth where he worked from 2015 to 2016.

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