Roofers with All Aspects of Carpentry were beginning work on a commercial building in Branford, Connecticut when the ladder they were moving tipped and struck a power line. Two of the men went into cardiac arrest and had to be revived by a coworker and paramedics. One worker suffered severe burns.
All three are recovering in area hospitals. The owner of the company, William Twyford, was listed in stable condition. The other men, brothers Roy and Travis Moody, were listed in critical and serious condition.
The power line is close to a substation and runs the length of the street. Because of this the voltage in the line was very high, estimated at 13,200 volts. The line is about 15 feet away from the building that the men were working on.
Fire Chief Jack Ahern reported the accident to the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Officials from OSHA have begun an investigation into the incident.
The staff and attorneys at Glass, Lebovitz, Kasheta & Bren are heartened to hear that the conditions of the men are improving. We will keep them in our thoughts as they begin to heal and recover.