BLENDON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A construction worker was hospitalized in critical condition after getting a shock from a power line south of Allendale Thursday.
It happened around 12:30 p.m. on Taylor Street near 72nd Avenue in Blendon Township.
The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office said the man was doing construction at a home, operating a truck with a long boom arm. The boom arm hit the electrical lines, which sparked a fire in the truck. While trying to deal with that fire, the man was shocked.
The man, a 56-year-old from South Haven whose name was not released, was rushed to the hospital in critical condition.
Consumers Energy was called in to de-energize the line and firefighters doused the fire.