Man Electrocuted While Trimming Tree

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    NBCPhiladelphia.com

    A man was electrocuted this afternoon while trimming trees at his home in Salem, N.J.

    New Jersey State Police say the 40-year-old man was using a chainsaw to cut down tree limbs at his home on Three Bridge Road.

    A preliminary investigation shows that one of the limbs he cut off, fell onto an active power line, sending electricity through the limb to the chainsaw.

    A.C. Electric was called to the home to shut off the power.

    The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

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