LONG BEACH, Calif. --
A tree trimmer is in critical condition after he was shocked several times while working in Long Beach.Authorities said the man was about 15 feet off the ground in a cluster of trees when his tool touched high-voltage power lines. It became welded to the power lines and the trimmer was knocked unconscious.
Rescuers had a hard time getting to him, because the trees were standing between two swimming pools. Before the power feeding the poles was turned off the man had been shocked four to six times, officials said.
Firefighters were able to get the man down and took him to a hospital in critical condition.