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Florida landscaper electrocuted while trimming trees

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Posted at 1:50 PM, Sep 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-25 13:50:00-04

SIESTA KEY, Fla. (AP) - A worker trimming trees in Florida was electrocuted by a power line that was hanging low because of Hurricane Irma's winds.

The accident happened Sunday afternoon and the worker was pronounced dead at the scene.

Sarasota County Emergency Services said the victim was working in a bucket and couldn't be reached until Florida Power and Light could come and turn off the grid.

Hurricane Irma affected nearly every part of the state, and some two dozen deaths in Florida are attributed to the storm.

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