A man was hospitalized in critical condition after he suffered an electric shock while trimming a tree at a house July 24, 2022, in unincorporated Tustin, California. Responding ﬁreﬁghters heard landscapers in a tree yelling for help after one of them contacted electrical wires. The men were holding a man who was unresponsive. The ﬁreﬁghters […]
A landscaper died July 23, 2022, four days after being struck by lightning while mowing a lawn or trimming a tree in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Julio Ceasar Lopez, 27, did not have a pulse and was not breathing after being struck July 19. His family said he spent four days in the hospital before […]
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, […]
A climber was electrocuted when he apparently contacted power lines while doing tree work June 3, 2022, in Fairfax, Virginia. First responders found the man still suspended by a rope 25 feet up. Rescuers were quickly able to free the man from the ropes. He was then taken to a hospital, where he succumbed to […]
A groundworker was electrocuted during tree-trimming operations on March 1, 2022, in Madison, Wisconsin.