Burn victim transfers hospitals

A Hephzibah man burned while trying to restore his disconnected electrical service Dec. 7 was transferred to Doctors Hospital in Augusta, where he remained in critical condition today.

Berry M. "Monty" Arrington was initially taken to Medical College of Georgia Hospital after he came in contact with a 7,200-volt electrical line while trying to reconnect power to his residence at 2019 Liberty Church Road. His utility company, Jefferson Energy Cooperative, had disconnected the service earlier in the day.

In addition to a broken back, he sustained severe burns to both arms and is being treated by burn specialists.

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