- Associated Press - Friday, December 23, 2016

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) - Officials say paramedics revived an electrician after he was shocked on the job.

WRC-TV (https://bit.ly/2ijRXQg) reports that the man was working at an office building in Rockville on Wednesday when he came in contact with high-voltage lines.

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Lt. Daniel Ballantine says the electrician’s co-workers kicked his ladder out from under the man to get him away from the electrical source without shocking anyone else. When paramedics arrived, Ballantine says the man wasn’t breathing, so they hooked him up to a defibrillator.

Thomas Buckmaster says after they shocked the patient with the defibrillator, he could breathe on his own, and his pulse returned. They rushed him to a hospital, where he was able to recover.


Information from: WRC-TV, https://nbcwashington.com

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