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Driver shocked as crane hits power lines

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I wonder if they had a spotter? 🙁  

THE driver of a truck delivering timber to a Dromana building site received an electric shock when the boom of the crane he was operating struck power lines about 8.20am yesterday (Monday 12 April).

Co-workers at the unit site in Palmerston Avenue, near Jetty Road, heard a loud bang and rushed to help the driver aged in his 60s. They applied CPR until ambulance crews arrived.

The driver was taken to The Alfred hospital. His condition was not known when The News went to press.

Sergeant Wayne Wood, of Hastings police, said police were investigating the incident. It is believed WorkCover will also investigate.

First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 13 April 2021

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Posted by: @kammy

I wonder if they had a spotter? 🙁  

Hard to say from the sketchy information in the article. All that's clear is that one person required CPR and condition was serious enough to get transferred to the Alfred. Hope he's going to be okay.

There probably won't be anything clearer until WorkSafe release their report on the incident.

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There's an update from Energy Safe Victoria on last week's incident - worse than feared from the initial local-media report. The overhead conductors that made contact with the crane were 22kV and it seems TWO PEOPLE were hospitalised, seriously.   🙁

Detailed report here.

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