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Authorities rescue man dangling from power line after work accident along LA 415

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WEST BATON ROUGE PARISH - A major roadway in West Baton Rouge was shut down as law enforcement responded to an apparent work accident involving power lines Tuesday morning.

LA 415 was closed near I-10 around 11:20 a.m. after sheriff's deputies and paramedics arrived on the scene. Sources told WBRZ that a crew was removing a a large sign along the roadway when it collapsed, sending one of the two workers to the ground below. The second person was reportedly left hanging from a nearby power line.

"They're actually brothers," a sheriff's office spokesman said. "The one that fell on the ground was worried about the one hanging in the air."  

The worker who fell does not appear to have suffered any major injuries, sources said. Crews were able to retrieve the other worker with the help of a bucket truck.

One of the workers was taken to an area hospital with moderate injuries, and the other appeared to be OK.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.


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