MALIBU (CBS/AP) — A 50-year-old tree trimmer was electrocuted Monday at a Malibu mansion.
The incident was first reported at 10:18 a.m. in the 24800 block of Pacific Coast Highway.
The part-time landscaping worker was cutting branches 25 feet up a tree when the pole of the tool he was using touched a power line, according to Los Angeles County sheriff’s Sgt. Philip K. Brooks.
Firefighters pronounced the victim dead at the scene.
The death is under investigation.
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