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Los Angeles utility worker shocked by power line

File: A view of the power lines as evening settles ec. 11, 2000 in Pico Rivera.
File: A view of the power lines as evening settles ec. 11, 2000 in Pico Rivera.
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Authorities say a Los Angeles Department of Water and Power employee is in critical condition after he was shocked by a 4,800-volt power line.

The agency says the employee was working on overhead electrical lines in Encino when he touched a wire shortly before 11:30 a.m. Thursday.

The agency says the man was rescued by co-workers and paramedics.

City News Service says he was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

About 460 customers were briefly left without power after the accident.