A man was hospitalized in critical condition Friday evening with electrical and thermal burns to 90% of his body after he came into contact with high voltage at or near the base of a utility pole in South Los Angeles.

Firefighters responded at 9:53 p.m. to the 5800 block of South Woodlawn Avenue, south of Slauson Avenue, where they found the injured man, according to Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The circumstances that led to the man’s injuries were unclear.

The victim’s age and name were not immediately available.

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