Lift operator shocked

An aerial-lift operator received a shock after making contact with a power line while trimming trees on May 24, 2021, in Clarkfield, Minnesota.

Bradley Charles Kneisl, 30, of Paynesville, Minn., was in the bucket trimming trees at the time, and the electricity had to be turned off before first responders were able to provide first aid.

Kneisl was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center via helicopter. Neither his condition nor the severity of his injuries was immediately available, according to a report on

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