Worker airlifted to burn unit after lift hits power lines in downtown Greenville

Crews from multiple departments responded to downtown Greenville Thursday after a lift with two workers in it hit a power line
Published: Jan. 19, 2023 at 5:26 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 19, 2023 at 5:48 PM EST
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GREENVILLE, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - A man has been airlifted to the hospital after an incident in downtown Greenville on Thursday evening.

The Greenville Police Department said a call came in shortly before 4:30 p.m. in reference to a lift on fire along Westfield Street.

Officers said two workers were on the lift when the arm of the machine touched nearby power lines. One of the workers was able to jump to a nearby balcony.

Man airlifted to burn unit after lift hits power lines in downtown Greenville on Jan. 19, 2023
Man airlifted to burn unit after lift hits power lines in downtown Greenville on Jan. 19, 2023(Viewer photo)

The other man on the lift was rendered unconscious. Police said he was removed from the lift once the power was disconnected and airlifted to a burn unit for treatment.

Crews with the Greenville Fire Department and Duke Energy also responded to the scene.

Duke Energy reported that 1,000 customers lost power in the West End area. However, the power has since returned.

A FOX Carolina crew is en route for more information.