Workers Shocked in Electrical Accident
A normal work day for two landscape workers resulted in injury. The workers involved in the accident, a 28-year-old and a 46-year old, were both hospitalized with one reaching critical condition.
According to a statement from fire officials, the two workers received electrical shocks after interacting with a power line at approximately 7:44 a.m yesterday morning. As a result of the electrical shocks, the 28-year-old worker went into cardiac and respiratory arrest. A 46-year-old man, serving as supervisor during the accident, was also injured in an attempt to rescue the other worker.
Workers on the scene and fire officials performed CPR to resuscitate the injured worker prior to escorting him to the hospital, where he remained as of yesterday. The supervisor also required treatment for his injuries, though minor.
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