Entergy contractor electrocuted cutting back limbs from the wires

New Orleans, LA – A 39-year-old man died Thursday after being electrocuted while cutting back tree limbs from power lines in Algiers.

The New Orleans Fire Department officials stated the victim was working for a tree cutting service contracted by Entergy Electric when he came in contact with live wires.

Emergency personnel arrived at the scene by 10:58 a.m. and found the man suspended in a tree by harness about 25 feet above the ground. Firefighters rescued the man using an Entergy lift truck. He was pronounced dead at the scene once he was on the ground. 

For more information; https://wgno.com/2019/08/01/entergy-worker-electrocuted-to-death-while-trimming-tree-limbs/



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