Dramatic Escape for Utah Lineman as Cherry Picker Engulfed by Flames

StoryfulPublished: May 31, 2017
Published: May 31, 2017

Video shared on November 9 shows the dramatic rescue of a lineman in Logan, Utah, after a transformer exploded and set a cherry picker truck, also known as a bucket truck, ablaze as he was extended high up in the vehicle’s bucket.

In the video, a second cherry picker is extended up, and another person helps the trapped lineman transfer from one bucket to the other, before being lowered to safety.

According to <a href="http://www.cachevalleydaily.com/news/local/article_57f5c754-a6da-11e6-9f37-4f29e54ed3a8.html" target="_blank">local reports</a> citing police, a newly replaced transformer blew up, sending oil onto the truck, and leading a fire to engulf it. The lineman was <a href="http://fox13now.com/2016/11/09/video-shows-rescue-involving-pair-of-cherry-pickers-after-transformer-explodes-in-logan/" target="_blank">reported</a> to have sustained burn injuries to his neck after oil was thrown onto him.

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