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Public Safety News
Houston Fire Department
News Release
Friday, August 26, 2011

The Houston Fire Department responded to a report of an electrical shock in the 4000 block of S. Dairy Ashford  just after 11 a.m. this morning. Several contract workers were pulling equipment up a 250 foot water tower when a wind gust caused their wire to come in contact with a live electrical wire. As a result of this contact, the water tower became energized. One individual was within a safe distance from the ground and jumped from the tower.

Four contract workers remained on top of the tower until the power company de-energized the tower. HFD Rescue teams accessed the individuals and assisted them down from the tower. All five workers were in stable condition and transported for observation to local hospitals.




Hitchcock Police Chief


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