Man suffers electric shock while reportedly working on power lines

ISLE OF WIGHT CO., Va. (WVEC) -- Emergency crews were called after a man experienced a large shock while working on power lines, Monday.

The incident occurred in the 16000 block of Benns Church Blvd. at 4 p.m. 

Medics and deputies arrived on scene to find a male victim suffering from injuries consistent with electric shock. The victim was treated on scene before being airlifted by Nightingale to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. 

Investigators are working with the contractor of the project, along with OSHA to determine that cause of the electric shock. 


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