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Tree trimmer electrocuted in Rancho Palos Verdes

A man was electrocuted while trimming a tree in Rancho Palos Verdes on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013.
January 5, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
A man was electrocuted while trimming a tree in Rancho Palos Verdes on Saturday, authorities said.

The incident happened near Packet Road and Sea Cove Drive around 2 p.m. Fire crews found the unidentified man unresponsive and still tied to his safety harness.

Fire officials said the victim made contact with a power line running through a tree.

Power was knocked out momentarily to some 2,000 customers.


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