Miami police officer saves construction worker's life

Man stops breathing after being shocked by electrical line

MIAMI - A Miami police officer is being credited with saving the life of a worker who stopped breathing after a construction accident.

The accident happened shortly after 2 p.m. Friday near Bird Road and Southwest 37th Avenue.

A construction worker was using a concrete boom when it made contact with a high-intensity electrical line. That worker was severely jolted, and another was shocked when he tried to help.

"His co-worker saw him go to the ground and ran to him, and when he touched him, he also was shocked," Miami Fire Rescue spokesman Ignatius Carrol said. "So we ended up having two people that were unconscious."

A Miami police officer arrived at the scene, called 911 and then started to perform CPR.

"His actions definitely saved this worker's life," Carrol said.

Both workers were brought to Jackson Memorial Hospital. Their conditions were not immediately known.

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