Iowa Work-Related Injury: Worker Suffers Life-Threatening Electrical Shock

07/23/2010 // WPB, FL, USA // Nicole Howley // Nicole Howley

Sioux City, IA– A worker is hospitalized in critical condition after being shocked by electrical wires at a residential construction site. The workplace accident occurred in the 6100 block of Morningside Avenue on Thursday, July 22, 2010, reports the Sioux City Journal.

According to the Woodbury County Sheriff’s Office, a 30-year-old man was working with a cement pumping truck when he sustained a life-threatening shock. The worker, identified as James Carroll, was shocked when the concrete pumping boom came into contact with overhead electrical wire.

Responding emergency medical services crews rushed Carroll by ambulance to Mercy Medical Center—Sioux City for treatment. He is currently listed in critical condition.

Siouxland Concrete Pumping reportedly employs Carroll.

Bystanders, off-duty deputies and EMS employees assisted the injured worker until emergency crews from several agencies arrived at the scene.

A full investigation is underway. Officials with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) are expected to arrive at the scene to conduct an investigation as well.

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