October 24, 2014
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - San Jose police say a tree trimmer was electrocuted when a rope or cable he was connected to hit a live wire.
The man was in a treetop in the backyard of a home when the incident occurred a little before noon on Wednesday.
Officers found him still attached to his harness about 40 feet off the ground when they arrived.
Police spokesman Sgt. Jason Dwyer says he had tossed some type of rope that made contact with a power line.
The San Jose Mercury News reports (http://bit.ly/17DSh1j) that state workplace safety investigators were at the scene. The man's name has not been released.