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Fatal Power Line Contact


Wichita, Kansas A man was electrocuted yesterday after he came into contact with a 7,200 volt power line while using a bucket truck in Kansas. The incident occurred in the town of Pratt to the west of Wichita, while 58 year old Eric Notter, owner of Notter Tree Trimming Services, Read More

Death Wish Injury

Death Wish Injury 9-19-2014 10-08-05 AM

Phuket, Thailand A man was rushed to hospital yesterday in Kamala, Phuket, Thailand after he received an electric shock while installing an internet cable among overhead power lines using a form of access that would certainly have qualified for our Death Wish series.               Read More

Fire Fighters Injured

Firefighters Injured 8-27-2014 2-44-34 PM

Campbellsville, Kentucky Four firemen were injured yesterday when their platform came too close to overhead power lines in Campbellsville, Kentucky. The fire-fighters had been helping the Campbellsville University band do an ALS Ice Bucket Challenge video on Thursday, by spraying water on them from above. (ALS=Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, often referred Read More

Boom Truck Shock

Boom Truck Shock7-10-2014 2-13-00 PM

Halifax, Nova Scotia A man was injured on Thursday after the boom truck he was operating touched overhead power lines in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Over 3,000 homes and businesses were left without power for several hours. The man, 48, was conscious when the emergency services arrived, but was rushed to Read More

More Power Line Incidents

More Power Line Incidents7-10-2014 1-49-35 PM

Carleton,Michigan and Orlando Florida A linesman was electrocuted in Carleton,Michigan, southwest of Detroit, after he contacted a high tension power line while working from an aerial work platform. George W. Ward, 54, had been a journeyman linesman for Detroit based DTE for seven years, when on June 14th he was Read More

Virginia Utility Worker Shocked

Virginia Utilitly Worker Shocked 6-19-2014 8-22-29 AM

 Ivy, Virginia A utility contractor employee suffered serious burns on Tuesday after he and the work platform he was using touched a live overhead power line in Ivy, Virginia. The emergency services rescued him with a fire ladder, once they had cut the power supply to the area and made Read More

Two Shocked in Trailer Lift

Two Shocked Miami Florida 6-6-2014 1-14-10 PM

Miami Beach Two men working from a trailer lift in Miami Beach, Florida were badly shocked yesterday when they came into contact with an overhead power line. It is not sure if the two inadvertently touched the power line as they worked on repair work to the apartment building, or Read More

Two More Power Line Incidents

Two Power Lines Incidents 5-7-2014 2-06-04 PM

 Hemingway, South Carolina and Silver Valley, North Carolina Two men were seriously injured on Friday in two separate incidents while using aerial lifts near power lines. In the first incident a man was working on a power line from a bucket in Hemingway, South Carolina, (to the west of Myrtle Beach) Read More

Crane Operator Electrocuted

Crane Operator Electrocuted 3-14-2014 11-07-29 AM

 Lusikisiki, Western Cape, South Africa A loader crane operator was electrocuted and two others seriously injured while replacing telephone poles in wet conditions in Lusikisiki, Western Cape, South Africa on Sunday. The three men were replacing wooden telephone poles with concrete ones for Telkom, when the incident occurred. The deceased Read More

Two shocked in Texas

Two Shocked in Texas 12-19-2013 11-56-50 AM

 San Antonio, Texas Two utility workers were shocked while using a bucket truck to work on overhead power lines in San Antonio, Texas yesterday. The two men, employees of CPS Energy, were working on the North West side of town and according to local reports were hit by a large Read More

Lucky Shock Escape

The scene on Monday after the shocked man was dispatched to hopsital

 Ballarat, Victoria, Australia A man was resuscitated on Monday in the town of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia after he came in to contact with overhead power lines while using a truck mounted lift. The 50 year old was working for the utility company Powercor and operating one of its lifts alongside Read More

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