Lineman injuried working on Sarasota Co. power lines

A lineman was injured by electricity while working in Sarasota County power lines, according to officials.

The Sarasota County Fire Department said a 53-year-old man was badly shocked about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in Englewood and was airlifted to a burn unit in Bradenton.

TribLive in Pennsylvania identified the man as an employee for West Penn Power. They did not provide the man's name.

A West Penn Power spokesman told TribLive that the utility has about 40 workers helping restore power in Florida.

 

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