Harness saves life

A man who received an electric shock while working from an aerial lift in Newfoundland was saved by his harness

The incident occurred over the weekend in Carbonear, while the man, 55, was painting the outside of a tyre store, he apparently backed into overhead power lines received a shock and was apparently ejected from the platform. Fortunately he was wearing a harness and lanyard which may well have saved his life.

The emergency services were able to bring him down and he was taken to hospital, so far no details have been given about his condition.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police is working with Occupational Health and Safety to investigate the cause of the accident.

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