TAMPA, Fla. — A construction worker was taken to the hospital Monday afternoon after an incident at Midtown Tampa.
Officials say the worker's boom lift hit a power line at the construction site at 3725 W Grace Street at 12:05 p.m.
The boom was still in the raised position with the worker in the bucket and fire crews had to wait until the lines were de-energized to ensure their safety before approaching the person.
TECO came to the site and secured power to the power lines and workers on site were able to lower the lift to ground level at 1:05 p.m. Paramedics then assisted the patient off of the lift and into a rescue car where he was transported to a local hospital.
The extent of his injuries are unknown at this time.
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