AN INVESTIGATION into how two powerline maintenance workers suffered electric shocks on a job in Wodonga will now drag on into next year.
A probe aimed at solving the mystery into the incident was only expected to take weeks, but it has now gone on for two months.
A report is not expected to be released now until February at the earliest.
Several witnesses have been interviewed to find out how the October 19 incident happened.
The interviews have been described as preliminary and Energy Safe Victoria has said it was keen to gather more information.
The organisation has been charged with carrying out the investigation into the incident.
The men suffered serious injuries to their feet and hands after coming into contact with a high-voltage powerline.
They were changing a transformer at the time.
An Energy Safe Victoria spokeswoman said it was too early to speculate on the outcome of the investigation.
“It is expected to be another two months before the report is finalised,” she said.
The spokeswoman said what was understood about the investigation was that the workers were injured “as a result of an electrical flash over a concrete transformer pole”.
“The investigation is on-going,” she said.
One of the injured men had to have surgery as a result of his injuries and there were fears at the time that both might have kidney damage.
The damage to the hands of one of the men was understood to be severe.
The men were flown to The Alfred hospital in Melbourne soon after they suffered the shocks.
They were able to return to Wodonga in a couple of weeks.
WorkSafe carried its own initial investigation into the incident before it referred the matter to Energy Safe Victoria.