Man electrocuted trimming trees near high voltage wires

Hughesdale, Australia – A 26-year-old man has died after coming into contact with overhead power wires.

Reports say that the man was trimming trees along the roadway from a truck mounted lift. While working he came into contact with the power wires above him. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The two truck mounted lifts at the scene belong to Active Tree Services who are said to be one of the largest tree care specialists in the country with strong safety standards and specialize in clearing tree limbs from around power lines.

A statement from Victoria Police said: “As a result of an incident about midday in La Trobe Street, Hughesdale, a man using a cherry picker has died at the scene. Police are investigating the incident and will prepare a report for the information of the Coroner. WorkSafe is also investigating.”

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