Tree trimmer dies after being shocked by power line
CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) - Police say a tree trimmer has died after being shocked by a power line.
WAVY-TV reported Tuesday that the man was suspended in a tree removing some limbs Monday afternoon. One of the branches was touching the man when it also struck a live wire.
Police in Chesapeake confirmed the death on Tuesday.
Authorities identified him as 39-year-old Muhammad Yahya Abdur-Raheem. He lived in Newport News.
Dominion Virginia Power says he worked for Lucas Tree Experts, which the agency contracted for removal services. WAVY said the company has not responded to a request for further comment.
The incident is being investigated by police and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.