Update: Licking Valley RECC provides an update on the lineman injured in fall
HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - Licking Valley RECC provided an update on Facebook Friday, on the lineman that was injured.
They said that Scott Spencer was released from the hospital Thursday night. He is expected to return next week for a second surgery but will be at home resting until then.
2-25-2021 Update: Officials with one Eastern Kentucky electric company have identified one of their lineman recently injured in a fall from an electric pole.
In a Facebook post from Licking Valley RECC on Thursday, officials say Scott Spencer suffered broken arms and a broken shoulder after the pole collapsed Tuesday. The post also states surgeons were not able to repair Spencer’s shoulder injury.
Officials say in the post Spencer is thankful for all prayers, messages, and phone calls he has received and is in good spirits.
Original Story 2/23/2021:
A lineman for Licking Valley Rural Electric Cooperative suffered serious injuries Tuesday after falling from a pole.
A Facebook post states the man fell after the pole he was climbing broke off just below the ground.
We’re told he was approximately 27 feet off the ground when he fell.
The worker was flown to UK Hospital in Lexington for non-life threatening injuries.
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