Man working on ladder in Overland Park touches live electrical wire, suffers life-threatening shock

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — A man was rushed to Overland Park Regional Hospital in critical condition Monday afternoon after he suffered an electrical shock at an apartment complex near 91st and Glenwood. Police say his ladder touched a power line.

Police say a construction worker was making his way up a ladder to work on the apartments near that location but the wind pushed him into the power lines.

Police said while the man climbed up an aluminum ladder, it became unbalanced.

Ray Tisinger with the Overland Park Police says the man over-corrected and the wind knocked him toward the power lines.

“The electricity went through the ladder and struck him,” he said.

Daniel Giron noticed the construction workers remodeling his apartment about two weeks ago. He says he saw the yellow caution tape going up but didn’t think anything was wrong.

“I saw the yellow tape earlier today but I thought it was for precaution,” Giron said.

Police say the man is in critical condition and is getting treated at a nearby hospital.

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