22.05.2015

Another man electrocuted

A man was electrocuted in Prairieville, Louisiana yesterday after he came into contact with overhead power lines while working from a vehicle mounted aerial work platform.

The man, Courtney Jones, 38, an employee of Cable Works, was using a weighted rope to string new cable through trees alongside Louisiana Highway 73, when he touched energised power lines that were behind him.
It took the emergency services some time to bring the platform down

Jones was around eight or nine metres up when the incident occurred, rescue services had to wait some time to de-energise the power lines and ensure they were safe, before being able to bring him down. He was declared dead at the scene.
Jones was working among heavy tree cover which hid the overhead power lines

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