Landscaper electrocuted while trimming hedges - KPTV - FOX 12

Landscaper electrocuted while trimming hedges

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

A local landscaper was killed in Southwest Portland this afternoon, crews say he was electrocuted while trimming some hedges.

Portland fire crews say he was killed instantly when his shears hit a power line carrying 7,000 volts. Power was shut off to the area of Southwest Richardson Road while crews responded.

The man's name has not been released.

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