Landscapers Hospitalized After Electric Shock

stock-footage-messy-electric-cables-in-thailandTwo city landscaping workers were hospitalized after they hit a live power line in West Palm Beach, Florida.

The two landscapers were working near a visitor information center when the incident happened, according to WJNO.

The two struck an energized line and were shocked.

Both workers were taken to a local hospital as trauma patients but are listed in stable condition.

Detecting live cables above and under ground is an important step at any jobsite. 

Here are a few tips:

 â€˘ Note the presence of landscape lighting, water features, sprinkler systems and wired-up storage/outbuildings.

• Clear everyone from the vicinity, shut off or extinguish sources of ignition such as equipment, vehicles and cigarettes and notify a supervisor if you damage a fuel line.

• Refrain from dismounting a machine that is touching an electric line. If you must leave the machine, jump off as far out as possible instead of stepping off in a routine manner.

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