5 Illinois Workers Hospitalized After Gutter, Power Line Accident

Three workers were hospitalized in critical condition and two others in serious condition Tuesday after an aluminum gutter came into contact with a power line while working on a northern Illinois home, fire officials said.

The five workers were erecting an aluminum gutter when it came into contact with a power line in Grand Ridge, about 75 miles (120.7 kilometers) southwest of Chicago, officials said.

The workers, from a company based in Roanoke, Illinois, were all on aluminum ladders and touching portions of the house when the gutter became electrified, sending them tumbling 25 feet (7.6 meters) from the ladders to the ground, officials told WLS-TV.

This article was first published in Insurance Journal.

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