Rescue vehicles are seen in Gorham near a bucket truck for working on electrical lines. Credit: CBS 13

GORHAM — A power line worker has been flown to the hospital with serious injuries after Gorham officials say he was shocked by an electrical line.

The male victim was working on high-tension power lines off Mosher Road in a bucket truck when the incident happened, they said.

Gorham’s fire chief says the call came in shortly before 3 p.m.

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The victim, who is with a private contractor, was flown to Maine Medical Center to be treated for serious injuries, but the chief says he appeared stable.

When crews arrived, they had to travel through mud and water to reach the victim.

The fire chief says it took several minutes to get to him due to the muddy ground.

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“It was hard to get down in there, the roadway and stuff down in there is all mud and water from all the rain and water we’ve had, so it took 4-wheel-drive vehicles down in and get him,” Gorham Fire Chief Robert Lefebvre said.

Central Maine Power Co. and local public works officials say they are investigating the incident to find out how exactly he was injured while in the bucket truck.

The worker’s identity has not been released.

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