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Electrocuted Gatesville worker taken to Austin burn center

GATESVILLE, TX – A worker was electrocuted Monday while attempting to fix a sign in Gatesville, then transported to a burn center in Austin.

KWTX says the accident happened at the intersection of East Main Street and North 24th Street at about 4 p.m., when a lift the worker was using to reach a sign came into contact with active powerlines.

Firefighters cut power to the lines and pulled the worker from the lift. The victim was then taken to an unnamed burn center in Austin.

We will provide further updates if possible.

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Note: Serious accidents happen every day in Texas. Our blog serves as a reminder of this devastating fact and we hope that increased awareness of the risks we all face every day helps us take further steps towards prevention. Our posts are sourced from local news outlets and are updated frequently. Should you find details that are out of date or incorrect, please let us know so we may update the post to contain the most current information.

Austin worker injured after becoming trapped on crane

AUSTIN, TX – One individual was transported to the hospital after being trapped on the top of a crane in downtown Austin.

According to KXAN, Fire and emergency services responded to the scene at 700 East 3rd Street shortly before 7:30 A.M.

Officials rescued the worker by assisting them down the ladder. Once the individual was safe on the ground, they were transported to Dell Seton Medical Center to be treated for minor, non-life-threatening injuries.

Details regarding how the victim got stuck on the crane have yet to be released.

This is a series of articles presented by Gibson Hill Personal Injury as a way of keeping our Austin community safer and informed about traffic incidents and other news. Blog posts should not be taken as legal advice. However, if you or someone you know has been injured in an accident, call the Austin workplace injury lawyers of Gibson Hill today for a consultation. You may be able to receive compensation for lost wages, medical bills, or other expenses.