Man shocked, falls from scaffolding in Kensington

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Man shocked, falls from scaffolding. Sarah Bloomquist reports during Action News at Noon on July 12, 2017. (WPVI)

A man is in critical condition after being shocked and then falling three stories from scaffolding in the Kensington section of Philadelphia.

The incident happened shortly after 9 a.m. Wednesday on the 2300 block of Emerald Street.

Officials say a 27-year-old man was reaching for a tool, but grabbed an electrical wire instead.

This caused him to be thrown from the scaffold.

The man was conscious and transported to Temple University Hospital.

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