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Recycling worker electrocuted

Keywords: Tags  Northern Metal Recycling, Toy's Scrap & Salvage, European Metal Recycling, worker electrocuted

PITTSBURGH — A Northern Metal Recycling LLC employee is hospitalized with burns after being electrocuted.

The 33-year-old truck driver stopped his tractor trailer in the parking lot of Toy’s Scrap & Salvage Corp. in Eau Claire, Wis., to cover the load. Toy’s is owned by Minneapolis-based Northern Metal Recycling, a subsidiary of European Metal Recycling Ltd.

While securing the load, the truck’s automated tarp roller came into contact with an overhead power line. The force of the shock threw the man off the truck and a spark caused a small fire within the load, according to the Eau Claire County Sheriff’s Department.

The worker was taken to a regional burn center.

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