Arc flash strikes Georgia lineman
A utilities worker in Bristol, Tennessee was injured by an arc flash Monday morning while working in a lift bucket truck.
According to a Bristol Tennessee Essential Services (BTES) news release, employee Matt Proffitt was transported to a hospital after the incident.
Heard the arc flash
Proffitt’s co-worker, who was on the ground at the time, heard but did not see the arc flash.
“He immediately notified individuals that happened to be outside of their home to call 911 while he performed bucket truck rescue and began administering first aid,” according to the release. “Additional BTES crews working in the area also responded and helped to secure the scene and assist in first aid until emergency response teams arrived.”
BTES said its Employee Assistance Team will be counseling employees affected by the incident.
The accident is still under investigation.