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Fines paid by two companies after man receives electric shock


EAU CLAIRE (WQOW) - Two companies have paid fines after a man received a high-voltage shock outside an area business.

Eric Allard was seriously hurt in March when he received a shock from a 69,000 volt power line. Allard, who's from Minnesota, was in the parking lot of Toy's Scrap and Salvage when equipment on his truck came in contact with the line.

OSHA says his employer, Phillips Recycling of Minnesota, paid a 63-hundred dollar fine Monday for not training Allard on the hazards of overhead power lines.

Toy's paid the same amount for failing to have a designated area for truck drivers to safely use overhead equipment.

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