Man trimming trees shocked after contacting power wire

Middleburg, PA – 47-year-old Richard Jordan, the owner of Jordan Tree Trimming, was shocked while trimming a tree. Police stated that Jordan was up in a bucket lift around 11 AM when his head contacted the 7,200-volt power line. His co-workers watched him have seizures before falling out of the bucket, into the tree he was trimming, then fell another 20 feet to the ground.

Jordan’s co-worker Shannele Smith stated, “I was trying to climb up to get him, I should have stayed on the ground, I could have caught him.”Jordan was flown to Geisinger Medical Center where he is listed in critical condition.

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