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Crane Charred After Brushing Power Lines

Crane Charred After Brushing Power Lines

Posted - Sep. 17, 2003 at 4:14 p.m.



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(KSL News) -- A crane operator is lucky to be alive tonight after accidently brushing some Murray power lines.

By the time firefighters arrived,all four tires of his truck were engulfed in flames. Crews were able to douse the fire and get the man out.

They say when the crane touched the lines more than 12-thousand volts bolted through the truck. Luckily the truck absorbed most of that shock and the man walked away with only minor injuries.

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