Gatesville police report one man was seriously burned when a lift came in contact with power lines as he worked on a sign.
A statement issued by Gatesville police stated that about 4:10 p.m. Monday, a workman at the corner of East Main and North 24th Street was using a lift platform to access a sign.
The platform accidentally came into contact with live electrical wires causing a surge with the worker, the platform and his truck on the ground receiving a shock.
After the electricity was turned off, members of the Gatesville Fire Department were able to use their bucket truck to rescue the worker.
He was transported by helicopter to a burn center in Austin for treatment of his injuries.
The man’s identity was not released by police and his condition was not available Tuesday.