It happened around 11:00 Wednesday morning at an apartment complex near 108th and Blondo. Witnesses say the man was doing some gutter work and was holding an aluminum ladder when it came in contact with some overhead powerlines.
Chris Schnase says he was helping a friend move when he heard a loud boom. He says he then saw a flash and the man and ladder fall to the ground.
Schnase says the man was barely breathing when he and a friend called 911.
Omaha Police have identified the man as 25 year old Pedro Armederiz. He remains in extremly critical condition.