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Electrical workers burned in Rocky Mount

Posted July 8, 2010

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— Two men working on utility poles for Lee Electrical Construction Inc. were burned Wednesday in Rocky Mount.

Neither man suffered life-threatening injuries, Richard Worsinger, director of utilities for the town, said Thursday.

The men were part of a crew working to replace old, wooden utility poles with newer, metal ones in the vicinity of North Wesleyan Boulevard and Old Mill Road, Worsinger said.

Both were taken to area hospitals. The first man was treated and released from Nash General Hospital. The second man was being treated at the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.


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  • mamabearprotectinghercub Jul 8, 2010

    I agree tarheelgal67.

  • tarheelgal67 Jul 8, 2010

    Prayers are with the families! These guys do a dangerous job most people dont realize how dangerous! So when you have lights thank a lineman!

  • mamabearprotectinghercub Jul 8, 2010

    That is a dangerous job, and I will be praying that everyone is ok, and get better.