Rail worker in 'lucky escape'

A RAILWAY worker had a lucky escape after being burnt by a live cable as he worked on tracks in Boreham, near Chelmsford.The 23-year-old suffered injuries to his hand and face after touching the line - which could have had 25,000 volts running through it - on Sunday morning.

Annie Davidson

A RAILWAY worker had a lucky escape after being burnt by a live cable as he worked on tracks in Boreham, near Chelmsford.

The 23-year-old suffered injuries to his hand and face after touching the line - which could have had 25,000 volts running through it - on Sunday morning.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said the victim was taken to Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford for treatment to his injuries which were not thought to be serious.

Paramedic Emma Kelleher said: “The 23-year-old man was working on the overhead cables of a railway track. Somehow he had come in contact with live cables, which potentially could have 25,000 volts running through it.

“He had an unbelievable escape, with burns to his left hand and face.”

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