Line clearance trimmer seriously injured when truck tips over

Yakima, WA – 59-year-old Rocendo Pulido-Cuevas was seriously injured when the bucket truck he was using overturned.

According to Yakima County sheriff’s spokesman Casey Schilperoort, Pulido-Cuevas was trimming trees near power lines around 11 a.m. when the truck became imbalanced and tipped over, dropping the bucket end of the boom and Pulido-Cuevas into a pond.

The crew was trimming trees for Pacific Power.

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