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Park City man critically hurt by electric arc

Published September 18, 2013 11:08 am

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A 43-year-old Park City man is expected to survive after being shocked Tuesday afternoon at a construction site in Old Town.

Park City dispatchers received a call about the incident on the 200 block of Norfolk Avenue at 12:42 p.m.

Park City Police Capt. Phil Kirk told The Park Record that a crane was unloading a steel beam from a trailer when a cable came too close to a power line, causing the line to arc to the cable and shock the man, who was not identified.

He was taken in an ambulance to a Salt Lake City hospital in critical condition. As of Wednesday morning, he was expected to survive, Kirk said.

mmcfall@sltrib.com

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