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2 Workers Injured After Making Contact With Power Lines

Earlier this week, two hard-working Central Iowa employees were injured after accidentally coming inot contact with an overhead power line.

(from whotv.com)

Two people were injured Monday morning in Ames after a cement truck came into contact with an overhead power line.

Ames officials say Kevin Keech, 54, and Matthew Rhodes, 46, were operating in or near the concrete truck at 3505 Lincoln Way when the accident happened about 9 a.m.

Keech is an employee with Iowa State Ready Mix and Rhodes is employed by Hetzler and Rhodes Concrete Construction. Both men were treated at Mary Greeley Medical Center, but Keech was later transported to University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics.

Anytime anyone is working with or near power lines, there is an incredible risk of injury.

Some employers have special plans in place to cover injury, but incredibly, many do not! It is extremely important to know what your coverage is.

Employers are going to try to find the cheapest way to keep an employee, and they should NOT be able to save money at your expense. If you get injured on the job, call us, 515-225-4485, and let us help fight to get the compensation you deserve.

Don't allow your employer or the insurance company get away without being held accountable!

Visit us at Loneylaw.com or call Eric, Randy, and Sarah at 515-225-4485. We have over 30 years of combined experience in the workers' compensation field, and we are prepared to fight for you!

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