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Sobering 911 call Martin County worker cutting trees shocked burned in Port Salerno

Discussion in 'Arboricultural Injuries and Fatalities' started by derwoodii, Oct 12, 2016.

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    Martin County worker cutting trees shocked, burned in Port Salerno
    http://www.tcpalm.com/story/news/lo...erno-worker-shocked-burned-hospital/91846800/

    If you train crews for handling emergency's this 911 call should focus their minds.


    MARTIN COUNTY — A county Parks and Recreation Department employee trimming trees Monday morning was shocked and burned by a power line, according to county, sheriff’s and Fire Rescue officials.

    Rescue crews went to the 4400 block of Southeast Field Street in New Monrovia Park in Port Salerno and found a 47-year-old man who had been working on a lift had touched a power line and was burned, said Fire Rescue spokesman Dan Harshburger and sheriff’s spokeswoman Laurie Weber.
     
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    Makes my skin crawl listening to the guy in the background.

    Can't imagine the 100 mile plus helicopter ride to the hospital.
     
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    Don't understand not training your groundie how to operate the lift in case of emergency.
     
  4. Del_

    Del_ I was cured all right.

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    A groundie not trained in electrical hazards could well become a second victim if they try to operate the lift.
     

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