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Power pole crashes onto Tigard work crew

by: KOIN 6 - Two men doing road work on Southwest Main Street were briefly trapped inside their excavator on Monday after a power pole crashed into it.Two people are OK after being trapped by downed power lines in Tigard, Monday morning.

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue crews were called to the 12500 block of Main Street after a power pole crashed onto an excavator doing road work in the area at about 8:15 a.m.

Two men inside the excavator were trapped and surrounded by live power lines, but were uninjured, TVF&R said.

Portland General Electric shut off power to the lines, according to Metro West, allowing for both workers to walk away.

This story will be updated with more information as it becomes available.

The Times' news partner KOIN 6 News contributed to this story.




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