A 26-year-old man working at a self-storage construction site in Buckeye, Ariz., suffered second- and third-degree burns over 50 percent of his body last Thursday when he came into contact with high-voltage power lines while on an elevated scissor lift. The extreme current caused significant burns of varying extents throughout his body. The incident occurred around 9 a.m. on Yuma Road east of Watson Road, according to the Buckeye Fire-Medical-Rescue Department.
Emergency responders treated the unidentified worker at the scene. He was later airlifted to a local burn unit in critical condition. The incident is under investigation by the Buckeye police and fire departments. It is likely to be addressed by Occupational Safety and Health Administration as well, according to a source.
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