TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Boy flown to hospital after touching live power line in Monaca

Daily Photo Galleries

Sunday, March 10, 2013, 5:45 p.m.
 

A medical crew flew a teenager to a Pittsburgh hospital Sunday afternoon after he touched a downed power line as was shocked in Monaca.

Beaver County 911 dispatchers said the boy, 14, was walking in woods near the 1300 block of Beaver Avenue at about 4:30 p.m. when he touched the fallen power line and received a shock.

He appeared conscious and alert when medics arrived, but went by helicopter for treatment, dispatchers said.

Matthew Santoni is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-380-5625 or msantoni@tribweb.com.

Add Matthew Santoni to your Google+ circles.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Baldwin Borough, development to work on code solution
  2. Two dead in apparent murder-suicide in North Oakland
  3. Sain’s spirit, positive outlook to be honored at annual race in North Park
  4. 3 in Westmoreland charged in painkiller ring
  5. Rescue workers seek survivors in rubble of children’s hospital
  6. Normally tight-lippped Marshawn Lynch fires back at critics
  7. Kennametal plans plant closings, job cuts; fallout from oil and gas decline
  8. Starkey: What are Penguins, Pirates up to?
  9. Digital Age reboots foreign language instruction in Western Pa. schools
  10. Longtime Whitehall deputy chief ends 40-year career
  11. District attorney rejects polygraph deal in molestation case