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Florida tree trimmer electrocuted after touching power line

August 7, 2019

SEBASTIAN, Fla. (AP) — Officials say a Florida tree trimmer died after coming into contact with an active power line.

Treasure Coast Newspapers reports 41-year-old Pablo O’Campo Bustamante was shocked Tuesday while working in a Sebastian neighborhood.

Police say medical personnel responded around noon, and Florida Power & Light workers turned off the power.

Indian River County Fire Rescue says Bustamante was pronounced dead at the scene.

It wasn’t immediately clear how Bustamante made contact with the power line.

The death remains under investigation.


Information from: The Stuart (Fla.) News, http://www.tcpalm.com