A 25-year-old Plymouth man working on the roof of a Rochester Hills home struck a power line with a nail gun on Tuesday morning, police say.
The man had smoke and sparks coming from his body, was kicked off the live power line — and off the roof — by a man working beside him, and lived to tell the story to the rescuers who responded to the scene.
s deputies and the were called to the home in the 2000 block of Simpson Drive, near Livernois and Auburn roads, at 9:53 a.m. Tuesday, according to the report.
"Upon arrival, deputies discovered that a 25-year-old male was on a job site and working near the main electrical power lines where they enter the residence," the report stated. "The victim was on his knees and using a nail gun when he accidentally made contact with the power lines."
A co-worker "observed sparks and smoke emitting from the victim's body," the report stated. "The co-worker kicked the victim several times, attempting to knock him off the wires without success."
The co-worker then kicked the victim with both feet, knocking him off the wires — and off the roof.
The man landed on the ground, regained consciousness and then stood up, saying he was OK, the report stated.
The man was taken to McLaren Hospital in Pontiac in stable condition by the Rochester Hills Fire Department.