Thanks for your replies.
The strange thing about the guy who cut the wire that threw him off the ladder, was the fact that he was using a Aluminium extension ladder.
He was lucky, though, he only cut a 400/230VAC wire, most of the wires that feed houses, like his, are run at 11kV, to the transformer, which is mounted up on a pole, next to the house.
This was an older type installation, thank God!.
Just as an aside, there was a guy who emigrated over here from Ireland, a few years ago, he was working on some pylons(painting them), that carried live 220kV lines and I think that he must have got a bit too close to one of the lines, and got hit by the Electricity jumping to his body and then to Earth.
He was burnt really bad, although he survived, I saw a picture of him lying in Hospital, he said when he got out of hospital,he would find a different job,
I can't say I blame him!.