Georgia Power worker injured

Friday, May 2, 2014 12:36 PM
Last updated 7:52 PM
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ATHENS, Ga. -- A Georgia Power worker was among those injured during the severe wind storm that struck Athens Wednesday morning, claiming the life of one resident and injuring at least one other.

David Summers, 42, suffered a head injury when a tree fell on his utility truck on Rocky Ford Road, Athens-Clarke County police said.

A woman who lives in the area found the injured Georgia Power employee, police said. The injured worker was unable to tell them what happened, where he was supposed to be or where he had come from, according to police.

Summers was bleeding from his head and his face was covered with broken glass, police said.

A man who lives on Rocky Ford Road arrived on the scene and informed officers that a damaged Georgia Power truck was in his driveway, police said.

Officers found that a large tree had fallen on the truck and collapsed the roof of the cab, police said. Summers apparently crawled out of a broken window and made his way to where the passing motorist found him, police said.

When reached at Athens Regional Medical Center Thursday morning, Summers’ wife said that he was sleeping. She declined comment other than to say that her husband would be alright.

The injured Georgia Power employee was one of many utility workers who labored throughout the day in response to the wind storm that downed trees throughout the Athens area, causing power outages and other damage.

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TrulyWorried 05/02/14 - 02:31 pm
They DO risk their lives

those power workers trying to restore power to us - and we thank one and all - and I promise I won't gripe, knowing they are doing what they can. God bless them all and keep them safe! May the insured man be able to fully recover and be allowed to go home soon.

itsanotherday1 05/02/14 - 04:11 pm
Absolutely a dangerous job.

Absolutely a dangerous job. These folks go out in all manner of nasty weather and conditions for our comfort.

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