Billy Ray Dorsey attempted to save Dean J. Langenderfer from electrocution, Chelsea, Michigan, March 22, 2000. Langenderfer, 52, was spreading stones from his dump truck in the driveway of a business when the raised bed of the truck came into contact with high-voltage lines overhead. The truck was electrified and caught fire. Langenderfer exited the truck but then made contact with it and received an electrical shock. Standing nearby, Dorsey, 44, truck repair shop operator, witnessed the accident. He immediately ran toward the truck, then threw himself against Langenderfer, knocking him away from it. Efforts to revive Langenderfer were unsuccessful, as he had been electrocuted. Dorsey was taken to the hospital, where he was detained four days for treatment of electrical injury and a fractured vertebra.
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