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Family of shocked PPT worker says he still needs blood donations

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Nathan Johnson, 24 (Source: Facebook/Praying for Nathan Johnson) Nathan Johnson, 24 (Source: Facebook/Praying for Nathan Johnson)
Police on the scene say Johnson was operating a crane while the crew was pouring a concrete retaining wall. Police on the scene say Johnson was operating a crane while the crew was pouring a concrete retaining wall.
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -  A local construction worker's family members are continuing to ask for blood donations in his name.

Nathan Johnson, 24, has spent the past week in ICU in critical condition at University Health Shreveport. His family says he needed a lot of blood when he first arrived.

Johnson was working June 23 at 11:30 a.m. as a PPT work crew was pouring a concrete retaining wall. He was holding on to the hose connected to a concrete pump truck directing the flow of the concrete, when the bottom of the truck hit a high-voltage power line.

Police say he suffered "severe electric shock."

According to a Facebook page created by family members, he is now off sedation medication and is battling pneumonia in both lungs. Doctors are closely monitoring his brain activity. Family members plan to put a radio in his room to stimulate him Tuesday.

As of Monday, 41 donors have donated 48 blood products in Johnson's name. Donations can be made in Johnson's name at LifeShare on Linwood Avenue in Shreveport and the Doctors Drive location in Bossier City.

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