Man Electrocuted While Working on Power Lines

  • 7/12/2017 7:02:37 PM
  • WMFD Digital Team
  • Local News

MANSFIELD, OH – The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating an incident that occurred on Riggle Road in Worthington Township around 3 p.m. Wednesday. 

The incident occurred when a lineman in the bucket was electrocuted when he came in contact with a live wire while pulling new wires.

The lineman was identified as Robert McNeish, 49, of West Sunbury, PA. He was transported to OhioHealth and later flown to the Ohio State University burn unit in Columbus and listed in critical condition.

The bucket truck, a 2011 Ford, was operated by Robert Stroup, 48, of Chicora, PA. He was not injured in the incident.

A flagger assisting, noticed Mr. McNeish had come in contact with the live wires and immediately ran to the truck and lowered the bucket to render aid.

The Richland County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the investigation. One lane was maintained for traffic.

The incident remains under investigation.

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