Rescue responded to the Public Service Company of Oklahoma Carson substation at 1122 South Cheyenne Avenue near downtown before 10 a.m.
Firefighters said the man was injured, but was conscious and talking at the scene when he was loaded into the ambulance and taken to a Tulsa hospital. They said he did not come into contact with electricity.
Tulsa Fire Captain Stan May said the rescue start to finish took about 30 minutes.
“It was a textbook, once we got him packaged up, hoisted up and out and over to stretcher,” said Captain Stan May.
The man fell 10 or 12 feet.
PSO President Stuart Soloman was at the scene but declined to comment before he went to the hospital to check on the injured employee.
Curt Isakson is a 35 year veteran of the fire service. Curt is currently a Battalion Chief for Escambia County Fire Rescue. Previously worked 9 years with the Pensacola Fire Department where he was assigned as the Company Officer on Rescue 31. Curt’s fire service experiences started at a young age as a Junior firefighter with the Midway Fire Protection District and rose through the ranks to Captain. He has worked in volunteer, career, and combination departments.
Curt has held all ranks up to Battalion Chief and been assigned to operations, training, inspections, and was Chief of Special Operations for 7 years. Curt owns and operates County Fire Tactics that covers a very diverse range of fire service topics, as well as Firefighter Rescues, a site that documents rescues made by firefighters around the country.
He has annual contracts with numerous departments to provide standardized monthly training for these departments that respond daily together under an automatic aid agreement. Curt teaches nationally to include; FDIC, Firehouse Expo, Firehouse World, Orlando Fire Conference, Atlanta Fire Conference, Bowling Green State University, and owns/operates the annual HROC, COBC, WOTF, CFT ODP on Pensacola Beach. He is a Florida Certified Fire Officer, Instructor, Inspector, Arson, and FLUSAR.