SOUTH SALT LAKE -- A 21-year-old man has been hospitalized in extremely critical condition after hitting his head on a high-voltage power line while working on a roof.
South Salt Lake police say the man fell about 30 feet from the roof of Snowie Shaved Ice to the ground after he touched the power line about 2:30 p.m. Monday. Officials say they aren't sure if he was thrown from the roof by the shock or if he collapsed.
Authorities say the high-tension line would have been transmitting thousands of volts at the time.
Another worker who was with the man was not injured.
It was not immediately clear if the men were employees of the shaved ice store or whether they were contractors.