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Florida man electrocuted while trimming trees

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Posted at 7:14 AM, Sep 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-28 07:14:48-04

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a man who was trimming trees has died after his ladder touched a power line in Florida.

The Orlando Sentinel reports the man was electrocuted on Wednesday afternoon. The man's identity has not been released.

Orange County Sheriff's Office spokesman Jeff Williamson says the man was trimming trees when he moved his ladder and hit a power line, which electrocuted him.

It's unclear if he was trimming trees that were damaged during Hurricane Irma.