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Four workers shocked by power line in Weeki Wachee

Hernando Today staff report

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WEEKI WACHEE - Four workers were shocked Thursday morning in Weeki Wachee after a power pole they were installing fell to the ground.

The Hernando County Sheriff's Office and Hernando County Fire/Rescue responded to the intersection of Commercial Way and Cortez Boulevard shortly after receiving reports of an electrocution around 11 a.m., but found the crew of five conscious and breathing.

The workers from United Signs and Signals were installing a light pole when a strap on the boom truck broke and the pole fell to the ground, along with a power line.

Four of the men received electric shocks as the power line hit the ground, according to the sheriff's office.

Assistant Hernando County Fire Chief Kevin Carroll said two of the workers were transported to Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point as trauma alerts, and two were taken to Oak Hill Hospital with minor injuries. One of the workers refused medical treatment.

No further information was available Thursday afternoon, according to the sheriff's office.

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