A tree worker was electrocuted while on a job on April 22, 2021, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Randy Johnson, 58, who was working for a tree service contracted to cut down a large tree, was up in the bucket of an aerial-lift truck above the power lines cutting a limb. Johnson was moving the bucket […]
A tree worker suffered an electrical shock and was reportedly unconscious in the bucket of an aerial-lift truck after striking a power line on April 6, 2021, in Browns Mills, New Jersey. A fire-department tower truck was called to rescue the unidentified man, and Medevac was called to transport the victim to an area hospital, […]
A man was electrocuted while trimming trees on March 27, 2021, in Cottontown, Tennessee. Joshua Singletary, 36, of Hendersonville, Tenn., was electrocuted while trimming near power lines at a home. It was unclear whether the electrical contact was with the victim directly or through the aerial lift he was using. Co-workers on the other side […]
A man was electrocuted when he apparently made contact with a power line while in a tree on March 7, 2021, in Baltimore, Maryland. First responders received reports of a man stuck in a tree. Investigators believe the man was killed when he touched the power line, according to a WJZ-TV Channel 13 report.
An aerial-lift bucket operator suffered a shock and burns on October 3, 2020, in Weathersfield, Connecticut, after making contact with a power line. A crew was trimming a tree near power lines when the bucket operator made contact with a live line. That party was taken to an area hospital to be treated for burns. […]