Man taken to hospital with burns after drilling through electricity cable.

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A WORKER has been left with burns after drilling through an electricity cable.

Firefighters were called to West Grove in Seaham at 9.50am today following reports of the incident.

The air ambulance also attended.

It is believed the man had been working in a retail unit in the area when the accident happened.

The Echo understands he was transported to Newcastle Royal Victoria Infirmary for treatment.