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Saturday, September 28, 2013

Time Warner Cable worker shocked, burnt by live wire

Posted: September 28, 2013 - 10:08am
Updated: September 28, 2013 - 11:31am

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A Time Warner Cable employee working to install a cable line in Merriam was shocked and burnt by an electric line Saturday morning.

The employee was working in the 10000 block of W 70th Terrace, around 8:30 a.m., when authorities say his arm came into contact with an electrical wire.

Merriam firefighters reported the worker was 20-25 feet up a utility pole when he was shocked.

Johnson County Med-Act transported the 44-year-old man to the University of Kansas Hospital for further treatment. His injuries were said to be serious but, not immediately life threatening.
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Merriam Police Lieutenant Mike Daniels says the worker suffered second degree burns to his left arm.

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