Man electrocuted, electrically burned Monday

Power was cut to the area

By Dan Pennington -

A worker with a company contracted by the City of Durant to fix the roof was electrically burned when lowering himself from a bucket lift. He was between power lines resulting in the need for power to be cut in order to rescue the man. Here his is disoriented and scared sitting in the bottom of the bucket lift waiting for rescue.

Witness photos

After power was cut in order to rescue the worker, the man was rushed to the hospital with electrical burns on his shoulder. The man, an Eastern European national, is expected to fully recover.

Witness photos

Dan Pennington | Durant Democrat Just before noon Monday, a two-vehicle wreck occured on west Main near the Highway 75 north entrance ramp. Traffic was congested until the accident could be cleaned up. It’s not known the extent of any injuries or if either driver was injured.

Dan Pennington | Durant Democrat

Just after noon Monday, an out-of-town worker contracted by the City of Durant to do work on the roof of City Hall was severely electrically burned when the bucket lift he was using to access the roof touched a power line. The man’s shoulder and hand suffered third-degree burns with possible internal injuries. The man
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