Tree trimmer electrocuted in San Jose

SAN JOSE (BCN)

A man who was hired to trim trees at a South San Jose home died when he was electrocuted late Wednesday morning, a California Division of Occupational Safety and Health spokesman said.

The incident occurred at about 11:45 a.m. at a home in the 2600 block of McLaughlin Avenue.

A preliminary investigation indicated that the worker was climbing on branches over an energized power line when a safety rope fell onto the active line around 11:45 a.m., Cal/OSHA spokesman Greg Siggins said.

The rope acted as a conduit, carrying the electrical current to the worker. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The man was working for Lupe’s Tree Service and Landscaping, Siggins said.

Cal/OSHA is continuing to investigate the death, he said.

The Santa Clara County medical examiner’s office has not yet released the man’s name.

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