[symple_googlemap title=”Man Shocked” location=”Marengo and North State Streets, Los Angeles, CA” height=”300″ zoom=”13″]

A man in his early 40s suffered electrical burns and other major injuries Saturday after being shocked by a high tension wire and then falling an estimated 100 feet to the ground in Boyle Heights.

A Los Angeles Police Department Hollenbeck Division officer said the man had climbed an electrical pole at the intersection of Marengo and North State Streets around 1:50 a.m.

The officer said the man touched a 360 volt line, was thrown off the pole by the shock and struck a traffic light during his fall, around 3:15 a.m.

Both the officer and a videographer at the scene said the man had begun to descend the pole, but then changed his mind and climbed up again.

The videographer said the man was sitting on a ledge of the pole, the pushed himself sideways and grabbed the high voltage line.

The videographer said the man’s fall was broken by one of two rescue pads set up by Los Angeles County Fire Department firefighters.

Staff and wire reports

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