Man electrocuted using pole saw

A man died after he was shocked while trimming trees from a ladder on August 13, 2021, near Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office reported that Noah Ness, 33, of Royalton, Minn., was standing on a ladder using a pole saw to cut branches from a tree when he made contact with a power line.

He was flown to M Health Fairview University of Minnesota Medical Center, where he later died, according to a WCCO-TV CBS report.

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