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.