Illinois Utility Worker Electrocuted
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
An Illinois utility worker was electrocuted and killed during a
work accident in Sterling. Officials say the worker was an employee at a telecommunications
company who was electrocuted while working on a utility pole located at
23rd and Locust Street. Officials say another man was injured and in critical
condition at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford. Authorities
have identified him as 23-year-old West Chicago man. The Deputy Fire Chief
of Sterling said the workers were repairing a fiber-optic cable last week
when the bucket on their truck came into contact with power lines. An
employee of a local business called emergency help after a customer saw
what happened. A witness said he thought the utility truck was going to
blow up for the force of the voltage. The identity of the man killed has
not been released. The men were employees of Zucru Communications, which
is based in West Chicago.
According to a ComEd spokesperson, the accident caused a major power outage
in the surrounding area and affected more than 814 customers at approximately
12:12 p.m., when authorities say the accident occurred. Authorities say
they are investigating the accident.
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