Worker hurt in pole leap

A SCOTTISH Power worker has been injured after he jumped from the top of an electricity pole he was working on.

By The Newsroom
Saturday, 3rd September 2011, 1:34 pm

It is thought that the accident, which happened in Marvingston, Haddington, occurred after the worker was spooked by an incident that occurred while he was fixing the overhead network.

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He was taken to the ERI after injuring one of his legs.

A spokeswoman confirmed that an incident had taken place but said she was unsure as to why the employee had jumped from the pole. She said: “We are investigating.”