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Construction Worker has Close Call with Power Line

Construction Worker has Close Call with Power Line

Posted - Oct. 21, 2003 at 7:50 a.m.



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(KSL News) A construction worker has a close call after accidentally clipping a power line.

Road crews working on South Temple last night were pouring some concrete. And the driver of a truck was trying to shake excess concrete out of his dump when it caught a power pole.

Of course, the impact caused the pole to break and it surged the truck with some electricity.

Utah Power crews were called out to the scene to make sure the man could get out of the truck safely.

Despite the charge, the man walked away, unharmed.

Lt. Tim Doubt/ Salt Lake City Police: "You know, I think he just had his dump at the right level and caught the line. I don't think it's lower than any other line."

There were no reports of anyone losing power. The hi-tension power line apparently comes in and out of the Salt Lake City Avenues.

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