Man seriously injured in Telford electricity pylon incident

By Deborah Hardiman | Telford | News | Published: | Last Updated:

A man was seriously injured after suffering a suspected electric shock on a pylon in Telford.

An aerial view showing the Ketley Brook Island in Telford. Police cordoned off an area next to an electricity pylon. Photo: Google

Emergency crews including the air ambulance rushed to the scene near Ketley Brook Roundabout to help the man after the incident was reported at 7.10am on Saturday.

It is believed that he may have been electrocuted while climbing on an electricity pylon.

West Mercia Police said the incident is currently not being treated as suspicious.

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Inspector Ian Williams, of the force, said: "We suspect that this person has been electrocuted, but we are still in the early stages of our inquiries.

"We are awaiting the arrival of engineers from Western Power Distribution who will be able to assist."

Power cut


Some nearby homes and businesses temporarily lost power at around 7am and the traffic lights remained off at the Ketley Brook island at 11.30am, but all nearby roads were back open by mid morning.

Police officers stayed at the scene throughout the morning, where a stretch of pavement that connects Whitchurch Drive and Holyhead Road was cordoned off.

There is an electricity pylon in a field around 50 metres away from the roundabout.

A shopper, who did not want to be named, said: "When I got to the retail park I saw a police car blocking off the road down to Ketley Brook Island.


"I thought there must have been a crash, but I heard people talking about the incident in Tesco.

"Two people said somebody had climbed an electricity pylon down by the big island and the roads had been blocked off so the air ambulance could land.

"Apparently the shops had no power earlier."

Deborah Hardiman

By Deborah Hardiman

Senior reporter for the Shropshire Star based out of the head office in Ketley. Covering the Telford area.

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