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FD: Palm tree trimmer dies after incident with wires in Phoenix backyard

28th street and campbell tree rescue
Posted at 9:48 AM, Jun 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-01 18:44:44-04

PHOENIX — A tree trimmer has died after an incident at a Phoenix home Monday morning.

Phoenix fire officials say they received a tree rescue call near 28th Street and Campbell Avenue around 9 a.m., but that call turned into a body recovery.

The trimmer is believed to have made contact with electrical lines, electrocuting himself while working on a backyard palm tree. Fire officials say the victim was not showing signs of life or responding when fire officials arrived.

Power company workers headed to the scene to secure the electrical lines in order for crews to recover the man's body.

No further information is known at this time and the victim has not been identified.