NORTON, MASS. (WHDH) - Police say the National Grid worker who was injured when he was shocked and fell 35 feet from a bucket truck is “joking and doing well” as he recovers in the hospital thanks to the quick work of a Norton police officer.

Emergency crews responding to West Hodges St. just after 10 a.m. found the 40-year-old man suffering from life-threatening injuries he sustained when he suffered an electrical burn and fell from the truck.

Police officials credit the quick response of Patrolman James Cameron, who rushed to perform CPR on the man, with saving his life.

“Being part of a group of people who helped save a life is overwhelming,” Cameron told 7News. “It’s unbelievable just to be a part of it. He got to go home. He’s gonna go home with his family. That’s great.”

In a post published to Facebook Wednesday, police say they’ve spoken to family members and coworkers of the injured man and they say he “is joking and doing well.”

In a statement, a spokesperson for National Grid confirmed the worker was performing line work prior to the fall.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has been informed.

The incident remains under investigation.


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