Two men shocked after lift bucket strikes power lines in Dayton

Miami Valley News

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Two men were shocked by electricity when the lift bucket they were working in struck power lines in Dayton Thursday.

The incident happened around 9:30 a.m. behind a business in the 1500 block of East First Street in Dayton.

Montgomery County Regional Dispatchers told 2 NEWS the two men were working in a lift bucket mounted on a truck when the bucket hit power lines. Both men are breathing and conscious and have been taken to a nearby hospital, according to dispatchers.

A 911 caller told dispatchers the lift on the truck struck power lines and he could see a lot of sparks. The caller said he could see the men moving around but was unsure how badly they were injured. Emergency medics were called to the scene.

This is a developing story and WDTN.com is working to learn more. Watch this space for updates when more information becomes available.

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