Cedar Rapids, IA – An unidentified 22-year-old man was shocked while trimming trees Saturday afternoon.
According to a report, the man was in the platform of a portable lift trimming trees when the lift made contact with a 7,200 volt power line and shocked him.
Emergency personnel were called just before 5 PM and found the occupant of the lift conscious. First responders directed him to stay put until Alliant Energy de-energized the line. Firefighters then transferred him off the lift into the bucket atop an aerial ladder from a Fire Department truck.
The man was transported to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Police did not say what condition he was in when transported.