Lift operator electrocuted

A lift operator died after he was electrocuted June 16, 2022, while doing tree work at a home in Fridley, Minnesota.

Johnny Lee Coleman Cotton, of Minneapolis, was working with a private company removing a tree when his chain saw or the branch he was cutting struck a power line.

After the lift was lowered, lifesaving measures were provided, but he was ultimately pronounced dead at the scene, according to a KARE11 Minneapolis report.

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