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Worker burned by overhead cables

A man is being treated in hospital for burns to his hand and face after coming into contact with electric cables while working on rail tracks in Essex.

The accident happened at Boreham near Chelmsford on Sunday morning.

An East of England Ambulance crew were called to the site just off Generals Lane near the Boreham interchange.

A spokeswoman said: "The 23-year-old man was working on overhead lines and came into contact with live cables that had 25,000 volts running through them."

The ambulance crew treated him for his burns and shock, covering the affected areas with cling film.

He was then taken to Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford for further treatment.

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