07.03.2019

Bucket truck electrocution

A man died yesterday after coming into contact with overhead power lines while working on communication lines in Spalding County, due south of Atlanta, Georgia.

The man, 60, was working from a truck mounted platform/bucket truck, in a field alongside Highway 16 west of Griffin. The cables at that point run through a wooded area, and it seems he simply got too close to the live power lines and received a powerful shock. He was declared dead at the scene.
An aerial view of the scene following the recovery of the fatality

Comments

Sherm
May the victim Rest In Peace. If he made the mistake of getting too close to power lines I hope his coworkers will study and learn how why and what made this incident happen. Accidents do not just happen...they are caused. The sooner more of us who W-A-H can learn these issues causes and safety parameters the safer our industry can work toward and hope to be. Condolences to his family and friends.

10 Mar 2019

Sherm
May the victim Rest In Peace. If he made the mistake of getting too close to power lines I hope his coworkers will study and learn how why and what made this incident happen. Accidents do not just happen...they are caused. The sooner more of us who W-A-H can learn these issues causes and safety parameters the safer our industry can work toward and hope to be. Condolences to his family and friends.

10 Mar 2019
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