Tree trimmer electrocuted in Port Charlotte
A tree trimmer was killed in Port Charlotte on Thursday after he came into contact with power lines while in a bucket truck.
The scene unfolded shortly before 3 p.m. on McQueeney Avenue and Briarwood Street.
A Charlotte County spokesperson said the victim was part of a landscape crew trimming trees. At some point, a tree branch or the man’s saw came into contact with a power line.
He died at the scene.
Charlotte County deputies are at the scene and power is off in the area.
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