Tree service worker dies after contacting power line

Dayton, VA – 29-year-old Cody Wesley Keith died from his injuries after officials say he clipped a power line while trimming a tree along Route 42 on Friday. According to Rockingham County Sheriff Bryan Hutcheson, first responders were called to a scene for a report of an accident that happened involving someone trimming trees.

Hutcheson continued by saying that Keith had been working for an independent tree removal service when he’s believed to have made contact with a power line running by the tree he was working on.

Crews were able to remove Keith from the tree but unfortunately, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

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