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Published Time: 10.05.2024 - 23:40:29 Modified Time: 10.05.2024 - 23:40:29

Jason Knight lost limb and five toes, and is still in hospital five weeks later, after current passed through the air to his cleaning pole PA Real Life A window cleaner lost his left forearm, and may never walk again, after suffering a 33,000-volt electric shock

Jason Knight lost limb and five toes, and is still in hospital five weeks later, after current passed through the air to his cleaning pole

: PA Real Life

A window cleaner lost his left forearm, and may never walk again, after suffering a 33,000-volt electric shock.

Jason Knight, 34, was thrown seven feet when an electric current jumped from an overhead cable to his cleaning pole.

The father of three, from Westbury in Wiltshire, said he thought he was going to die from the shock on April 6.

The current that ran through his body was so strong that his shoes were thrown off his feet and scorched boot prints were left in the grass.

“It was only when I looked down at my feet, my shoes were no longer on, that I realised I had such serious injuries,” he said.

Mr Knight, who has owned his own window cleaning business for two years, was in a customer’s back garden and had almost finished with a job at the time of the shock, which narrowly missed his heart.

: PA Real Life

He was flown to Southmead Hospital where doctors performed 17 operations to save his life. As well as his left forearm, five of his toes were amputated due to severe burns. He is still in the hospital.

: PA Real Life

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