Phoenix police ID tree trimmer who died from electrocution

PHOENIX (AP) — A tree trimmer who died at a Phoenix home was electrocuted, according to police.

They said 28-year-old Crisostomo Hernandez-Aguilar was killed when he made contact with electrical lines while working on a backyard palm tree.

Phoenix Fire Department officials said they received a rescue call about 9:30 a.m. Monday and crews found the victim on fire and suspended about 30 feet in the tree near power lines.

Fire officials said technical rescue companies removed the body.


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