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Shock Survivor Shares Story

February 1, 2010, 6:00 PM by Karla Ramaekers

Shock Survivor Shares Story
Power crews are still working to restore electricity in some parts of South Dakota. The job to repair electrical poles and wires comes with great dangers. One shock survivor is sharing his story to prevent more accidents from happening.

Lineman Mike Davis was working on a power line last summer when he lost his balance and brushed his arm against a live wire.

"I'm extremely lucky to be alive.  I'm even luckier to have my arm and my leg still. Electricity doesn't care if you're four years old, you're forty years old, you're married, have kids, it does not care.  It will grab you and do as much damage to you as it possibly can," Davis said.

That's the message he hopes to get across to others during peak electrical outage season. Davis and two other lineman have been doing a demonstration for more than five years, but Monday was the first time Davis has done it since his accident. He can now relate to the dramatic damage and hopes to help prevent it from happening to others.

"If it can save one person's life or if it can save someone from going through the experience I had to, it's worth it to me," Davis said.

Davis has scarring on his right arm and down his waist to his right leg, but other than that, he says surviving was a miracle. He urges people to stay away from downed lines from recent storms because they could still be carrying a charge.

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