City worker electrocuted, airlifted to Shreveport

By Malcolm Butler



Ben Rosson, an employee of the City of Ruston, was electrocuted Monday afternoon while working on a city assignment.

Rosson, who identifies himself as a lineman at Ruston light and power on his Facebook page, suffered serious yet unspecified injuries due to electrocution.

He was immediately transported to Northern Louisiana Medical Center by ambulance and then airlifted to Shreveport around 5:30 p.m.

Ruston Mayor Ronny Walker confirmed the accident late Monday afternoon via phone.

“He received some voltage working on a line,” said Walker. “He was rushed to Northern Louisiana Medical Center to be treated. I just left the hospital (at about 5 p.m.) and they just text me to tell me they are airlifting him to Shreveport.”

Walker provided a brief update at 9:15 p.m. last night.

“We will know more in the morning, but it was looking better tonight,” said Walker.