LCUB Lineman Seriously Injured

A Lenoir City Utilities board lineman was seriously injured Thursday afternoon. Reports are that James Wilson III, somehow came into contact with a high voltage transmission line while working along Babb Road just inside Roane County. Wilson was working on lines in a bucket truck when the accident occured. Other members of the crew lowered Wilson to the ground where emergency services were administered. Wilson was first transported to UT Hospital and later flown to Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga with severe electrical burns.

Wilson was employed by LCUB just over a year ago as an apprentice lineman.