One flown to hospital after lift with two people touches power line on Westfield Street in Greenville, South Carolina

Modified Date: 
Fri, 04/14/2023 - 2:40pm
Accident Date: 
Thursday, January 19, 2023

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Workers were operating the lift on Westfield Street at District West at about 4:30 p.m. when the arm of a lift they were operating touched nearby power lines, Greenville Police Sgt. Johnathan Bragg said in an email.

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One worker jumped from the lift onto a nearby balcony, according to Bragg.

The other worker was rendered unconscious and remained on the lift, Bragg said.

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“It’s unfortunate because the fellas were just doing their job. They came and certainly didn’t expect to have this sort of problem happen,” said Wade Kent.