A 79 year old man was hired to trim walnut trees on a private property in Fresno County California. He was using a steel lift to access the branches when it came into contact with a live power line which then started a fire. Two groundskeepers from the country club saw the flames and put the fire out with a garden hose.
Family members told authorities the victim was not a professional tree trimmer, but had experience trimming trees. The man did not survive his injuries and has not been identified.
UPDATE: The victim has been identified as 79 year old, Jim Andree.
For more information; http://abc30.com/news/man-79-electrocuted-while-trimming-trees-in-fresno-county/887696/