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Worker injured by jolt of electricity

PORT WENTWORTH, GA (WTOC) -

Port Wentworth Police Chief Matt Libby told WTOC that a worker was up in a bucket near some high tension wires when he received a jolt of electricity.

It happened after 3 p.m. on Ga. 21 in Port Wentworth near Bonnie Bridge Road. His co-workers immediately brought the bucket down. The worker was non-responsive, but his co-workers began CPR and used an AED him. Fire and EMS arrived within three to five. The worker was breathing on his own and responsive when he was transported to Memorial University Medical Center.

Libby said that if the worker survives - it is because his co-workers knew exactly what to do in that situation.

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