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Crews rescue a worker stuck in the bucket of a boom lift in Colorado Springs near power lines

4/5/21
4/5/21(KKTV)
Published: Apr. 5, 2021 at 6:18 PM MDT|Updated: Apr. 6, 2021 at 3:38 PM MDT
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Firefighters were called to rescue a worker stuck in the bucket of a boom lift near power lines in Colorado Springs on Monday.

The call came in at about 4:30 p.m. According to the utility crews at the scene, the power lines had to be deactivated as they typically carry more than 100,000 volts of electricity. Colorado Springs Utilities assisted in the rescue, which was a success at about 7:05 p.m.

“I would say that he is very lucky to be alive and we are glad that it has a happy ending,” Lt. Joey Buttenwiser with the Colorado Springs Fire Department stated. “It just takes a split second to touch a line, and in this case, the electricity ran through the ground and landscaping at least 150 feet away. If there was anybody in the area, they might have gotten shocked.”

The worker was checked out at the scene and was physically okay.

This was a look at the scene at about 7 p.m.:

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