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Man climbs to top of transmission tower in North Hollywood

Friday, June 14, 2013
A man climbed hundreds of feet to the top of a high powered transmission tower in North Hollywood on Friday, June 14, 2013.

A man climbed hundreds of feet to the top of a high powered transmission tower in North Hollywood on Friday, June 14, 2013. (KABC Photo)

A man climbed hundreds of feet to the top of a high powered transmission tower in North Hollywood on Friday.

The incident started about 4:45 p.m. The man moved close to wires pulsing with some 230,000 volts of electricity. Power crews scrambled to re-route the power.

The man finally climbed into a cherry picker basket at 8:45 p.m.

"He's a very lucky man, I'll say that. There is a lot of voltage that's going through. That was one of our biggest concerns, safety-wise. He managed to get himself in a position where he grounded himself," said Officer Troy Thomas with the Los Angeles Police Department.

The man, whose identity was not released, was taken to a hospital to be checked out.

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