Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Worker is in critical condition after he was shocked and fell 3 stories from scaffolding in Philadelphia, PA


A man is in critical condition after being shocked and then falling three stories from scaffolding in the Kensington section of Philadelphia.

The incident happened shortly after 9 a.m. Wednesday on the 2300 block of Emerald Street.

Officials say a 27-year-old man was reaching for a tool, but grabbed an electrical wire instead.

This caused him to be thrown from the scaffold.

The man was conscious and transported to Temple University Hospital.


27-year-old man was reported in critical condition after being shocked by an electrical wire, then falling off a three-story scaffold in the city’s Kensington section on Wednesday morning, a Fire Department spokesman said.

It was about 9 a.m. when the man, who was on the 2300 block of Emerald Street, was apparently reaching for a tool but instead grabbed an electrical wire, which caused him to fall from the scaffold, Fire Capt. William Dixon said.

Medics who went to the scene found the man face down, but conscious, Dixon said. He said the man was taken in critical condition to a nearby hospital.