Published: Oct 05, 2010 3:28 PM EDT
Updated: Oct 05, 2010 12:28 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A yard maintenance worker trimming trees was reportedly electrocuted when his equipment contacted a power line.

West Palm Beach Fire-Rescue reports that the man - identified by neighbors as Pedro Ortiz - was killed as he worked Monday afternoon.

After power was cut, Rescue officials say it took firefighters about 10 minutes to get the man down, but he was already dead.