Tree worker electrocuted

A climber doing tree work was electrocuted May 28, 2020, in Sacramento, California, after making contact with a power line while 50 feet up in a tree.

Fire crews responded to a reported tree fire at a private home and found that the tree trimmer was stuck in a tree about 50 feet off the ground.

When first responders arrived, they found the man, who had been contracted by the property owner, high up in a tree and unresponsive. Officials later confirmed that the man, who was in his 50s, had died.

Power was turned off, and a special team with the fire department trained for these types of incidents assisted with getting the victim out of the tree, according to a CBS13/CW31 Television report.

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A climber and foreman for a line-clearance company was killed on the job on June 2, 2020, in Maryland. The victim was Donald E. “DJ” Walker, Jr., 26, of Lonaconing, Maryland. No details related to the incident were provided in Walker’s obituary in The Cumberland Times-News, and no other published report was found on the incident.

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