James Collins, a lineman for the Long Island Power Authority, got a bad electrical jolt last Thursday when he touched a line he thought dead. In reality, the line was very much alive, sending a powerful electrical shock through the man’s body. He was rushed to the hospital, said East Hampton Village Police Chief Gerard Larsen.
“He was concerned about his heart,” the chief said, adding that Mr. Collins, who normally works out of Lake Ronkonkoma, was released from the hospital later the same day.
“He’s lucky to be alive,” said the chief.