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Lebanon construction worker injured on power lines in Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WISH) — A Lebanon man remained in a hospital Tuesday after getting injured Sunday afternoon while working on power lines in the area of U.S. 27 and I-469.

Trey Culley, 26, was injured while trying to raise power lines that were hanging too low for construction equipment to pass under, according to Indiana State Police.

Culley was airlifted to Lutheran Hospital in critical condition. ISP said it couldn’t provide an update Tuesday to his current condition.

Investigators said Culley was in the bucket of a boom truck and workers with Indiana Michigan Power and Paulding Putnam Power helped rescue him until emergency crews arrived.

“It was during this manipulation of the overhead power lines that Mr. Culley was electrocuted,” said a news release from state police.

Culley was working with Morphy Construction and was in the bucket of a boom truck as part of an oversized load on U.S. 27, according to ISP.

Southbound lanes of U.S. 27 at Flatrock Road were closed Sunday afternoon, ISP said.

According to ISP, crews worked to restore power in the area after it was shut off.

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