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Area utility worker rescued after being shocked, stranded at top of pole

1 month 1 week 6 days ago Friday, August 11 2017 Aug 11, 2017 August 11, 2017 9:29 AM August 11, 2017 in News
Source: WBRZ

ANGOLA – A utility worker was shocked by an electric volt while working at the top of a utility pole Friday morning, authorities released in a Facebook post.

The West Feliciana Parish Fire District 1 reported the worker was shocked around 5:45 and was stranded at the top of the pole. Firefighters arrived and after about 30 minutes, were able to rescue the worker.

The West Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office and Angola State Penitentiary first responders assisted, the department said.

The shocked utility worker was rushed to the hospital with moderate injuries. A second worker was hospitalized with heat exhaustion and cramps, authorities said.

A specific location of where this happened was not released.

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