Saturday, May 20, 2017

A CPS Energy worker suffered electical burns after live wire touched his bucket truck in San Antonio, Texas

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS — A CPS Energy worker is recovering after he was burned in an accident while working on the Northwest Side.

The accident happened around 8:45 a.m. Thursday near the intersection of Grissom Road and Timberwilde Street. 

A CPS Energy crew worker at the scene said a driver had crashed into and damaged a utility pole at the location Wednesday night, and a crew was trying to turn off the electricity to start repairs. 

One of the workers was in one of the truck ‘buckets’ when a line shorted out and made contact with him.

The victim suffered some burns to his body. He was taken to a hospital to get checked out but is expected to be all right.