A worker dealing with an electrical line was taken to Ryder Trauma Center in critical condition on Tuesday after he touched a high-voltage wire, Miami Fire Rescue said.
Power remained on in the neighborhood around the incident, Northwest 34th Street and 14th Avenue.
Miami Fire Rescue Capt. Ignatius Carroll said the man’s Pike Electric co-workers could hear his screams from the cherry-picker. They lowered him and began CPR, which they continued until Miami Fire Rescue paramedics arrived.
“Thanks to the quick actions of two co-workers, this patient was given a fighting chance at life,” Carroll said in an email.