Arborist electrocuted while cutting tree

Man died 30 feet up in ash tree

Posted 6/19/17

An arborist was electrocuted and killed while trimming a tree in the backyard of a home in southwest Littleton on June 19.

The man was 30 feet up in an ash tree at the bottom of a sloping backyard at 6897 S. Prince Circle at around 10 a.m. when …

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Arborist electrocuted while cutting tree

Man died 30 feet up in ash tree

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An arborist was electrocuted and killed while trimming a tree in the backyard of a home in southwest Littleton on June 19.

The man was 30 feet up in an ash tree at the bottom of a sloping backyard at 6897 S. Prince Circle at around 10 a.m. when he was electrocuted, according to Littleton Fire Rescue spokesperson Jackie Erwin, adding that a power line ran perpendicular to the tree.

LFR contacted Xcel Energy to cut the power to the area, and called in another tree service company with a bucket truck to retrieve the man's body. The man, whose name has not been released, was deceased when he was pulled from the tree. LFR cleared the scene by about 11:20 a.m. Power was still out to the block at 1:30 p.m.

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