Worker Shocked Repairing Tornado-Damaged Lines

Published 05/01 2014 08:00PM

Updated 05/01 2014 09:21PM

PARON, AR -- On Wednesday morning, Trent Willis was shocked while repairing tornado-damaged lines off of Highway 10, according to the Sheriff's office.

Willis was in a bucket line truck moving a line that was thought to be dead, but it had an "injuction" in it and was grounded when Willis touched it, according to reports.

When Willis touched the line he suffered electric shock. 

Workers placed Willis in a truck and were transporting him to the hospital. Willis stopped breathing and they called 911, according to Nathan Hazelton with T & D Solution. 

West Pulaski Fire and Rescue responded along with MEMS and they continued CPR. Willis was revived and Med-flight transported him to Baptist-Health ER.

Willis is in critical condition. We will keep you updated on his condition.


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