Register | Forgot Your Password? | Close

YUMA, Ariz. -- A Yuma man is recovering after nearly being electrocuted while trying to move a radio communications antenna away from power lines.

Authorities say Jim Bush was transported by ambulance to Yuma Regional Medical Center for treatment of moderate burns to his hand and lower leg.

He was listed in stable condition Tuesday afternoon.

The Yuma County Sheriff's Office responded to Telegraph Pass about 5:30 a.m. Tuesday about a possible electrocution.

Deputies met with a group of men who were setting up a 40-foot-tall radio communication antenna.

The men were getting radio interference and realized the antenna was next to power lines, but they didn't notice the wires overhead due to darkness.

While the men moved the antenna away from the power lines, it made contact with the electric wires.

Associated Press,

share this story:
Attention KTAR.com Comment Users: We have recently changed our comments boards.
We would like you to be part of the conversation and The Voice of Arizona by logging in with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing KTAR (Arizona Sports) account members will need to create a Disqus account or use one of the aforementioned social media logins. Thank you.
comments powered by Disqus

World Class Arizona

  • Dignity Health

    World Class People. World Class Company. Excellent care, delivered with compassion, for all in need.

Voice For A Better Arizona

  • Family in Focus

    KTAR spends the week taking a look at the issues a modern Arizona family faces.