Lineman flown to hospital after being shocked in Englewood

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. (WFLA) – An out-of-state restoration worker was injured in an accident in Englewood on Wednesday, News Channel 8 has confirmed.

The Sarasota County Fire Department said a 53-year-old man was electrocuted, but he was actually shocked.

Todd Meyers, a spokesman for West Penn Power said one of their linemen, who he didn’t identify, came in contact with a live line at 3:30 p.m. and was injured.

He was transported to a to a burn unit in Bradenton, but his current condition is unknown.

Meyers said the linemen have been working very hard to restore power and stressed that the company has a high focus on safety.

He added that the company’s “thoughts and prayers are with the lineman’s family.”

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