Published: Oct 31, 2013 11:43 AM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Fla.- A Florida Power and Light employee was flown to Tampa General Hospital after making contact with electrical lines around 10:40 a.m.

According to Charlotte County Fire and EMS, the worker was in a trench, located at 1361 Kiskadee Dr., at the time of the accident.

FPL shut off power at the scene immediately.

First responders found the man alert and breathing, but suffering from significant injuries.

The man was transported by AeroMed, due the extent of his injuries.