One of the greatest dangers construction workers face is when they deal with electrical lines. Workers can suffer electrocution, severe burns and other serious injuries when a vehicle, ladder or body part touches a power line or there is an arc flash or arc blast.
According to a newspaper report, this morning a utility worker on a construction site touched a live power line. The 19,000-volt jolt sent the worker into cardiac arrest. No word was available on his or her condition. The electricity also set fire to the worker's truck and a utility pole and knocked out power to 400 Ohio businesses and homes in the Heath area west of Columbus.