Man electrocuted while in bucket truck at East Nashville business

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A man in the elevated bucket of a boom truck was electrocuted when he came into contact with overhead power lines in East Nashville Thursday morning.

Metro police and Nashville firefighters responded just before 8 a.m. to Equipment Finders, Inc. on Davidson Street near South Fifth Street for a reported electrocution.

According to the Nashville Fire Department, the man was 20 feet in the air when he came into contact with the active power lines. Firefighters were able to remove him from the bucket and get him to the ground.

The man was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in “extremely critical condition,” according to investigators.

No additional information was immediately released. Metro police is assisting with the investigation.

News 2 reached out to Equipment Finders, Inc. who said they have no comment on the incident.

The Nashville Electric Service released a statement on the incident, which reads:

“At 7:50 a.m., the Office of Emergency Management asked NES to report to a scene in East Nashville where someone, not an NES employee, came in contact with a power line. NES assessed the situation and made sure the area was safe. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the individual and his or her family.”

This is a developing story. Stay with News 2 and WKRN.com for updates.

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