Excerpt from "The day the lights went out"
"As 14,000 volts of power surged through the line, Paul knew he was a dead man."
"It was like a dream. All I could think was this can't be happening. - Lorraine Hebert"
It was a cold and miserable out there. The freak September snowstorm had dumped at least six inches overnight and Paul, an experienced lineman, figured he'd have to work again. So much for this day off. As if on cue, the phone rang. "Yeah, OK," he mumbled into the receiver before hanging up. He was tired of all the overtime, working one weekend after another. Pulling on his outdoor gear, he made a silent vow to steal away with Lorraine the next weekend. He'd wrap up this Saturday shift and then he and his bride would take off on a trip to celebrate their recent marriage...
As 14,000 volts of power surged through the line, Paul knew he was a dead man. Standing in the open field, gripping the high voltage cable, he had enough time to marvel at "how it could end so quick" in the split second before the electricity slammed through his body, forcing every muscle to contract in a single violent Herculean squeeze. The powerful jolt hurled the lineman 20 feet through the cold September air like a feather in the wind. With a sickening thud, he landed on his back in the thick mud lining the ditch alongside the empty northern Alberta highway.
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The day the lights went out
An iron will to survive
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Paul Hebert and his wife Lorraine speak publicly about this ordeal. If you would like to book a personal presentation, call Paul directly on his cell phone at the number below or email him.