On Saturday, January 22nd, the Friends of Jim Young fundraising committee will host an event on behalf of the Young Family at the Moose Lodge in Merrimac. The committee was formed after Mr. Young was severely injured in an electrical accident while working for Georgetown Electric last September.
He was injured after coming in contact with energized wires while working on a pole during scheduled maintenance near 36 Jackman Street in Georgetown. He lost both of his arms due to the accident.
Young spent eight weeks at Massachusetts General Hospital and Spaulding Rehabilitation. Currently, he is receiving physical therapy at Whittier Rehabilitation. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go to the Young family and aid in his recovery.
Young is very involved in the community, including holding a position as one of Merrimac’s Light Commissioners, volunteering for the Merrimac Little League and Merrimac Soccer Club, as well as serving as a Merrimack Valley umpire and basketball referee. He is 40 years old and is married and the father of two young children.
Georgetown Municipal Light employee seriously injured in electrical accident,Georgetown Record, September 27, 2010
Fundraiser to be held for injured Georgetown Electric employee, Georgetown Record, January 14, 2011