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Tree trimmer dies after cutting live electrical wires in Malibu

Tree trimmer dies after cutting live electrical wires in Malibu
Approximate location, shown in black, where a tree trimmer was killed. (Mapping L.A.)

A tree trimmer was apparently electrocuted Monday in Malibu after he cut through live wires, officials said.

The man, who has not been identified, was found unconscious about 25 feet above the ground in a tree in the 24810 block of Pacific Coast Highway, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Sgt. Philip Brooks.

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Deputies responded at 10:23 a.m. to a call regarding the man, who was pronounced dead after he was lowered from the tree, Brooks said.

The man apparently cut through a live electrical wire instead of the tree while working with a crew, he said.

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