Local Man Dies After Electrocution While Trimming Tree Near Lemont

A 32-year-old man from the Lemont area was trimming a tree when his ladder touched a power line Friday, according to reports.

A man from the  area died Friday after being electrocuted while trimming a tree in DuPage County near the village, according to a Chicago Tribune report.

The 32-year-old was trimming a tree at his home near Glen Road and 91st Street when his aluminum ladder came into contact with a high-voltage electrical power line overhead, the report said.

The man's identity has not been released, pending notification of next of kin.

The DuPage County Sheriff's Office is investigating the incident, and the Will County Coroner's Office had an autopsy scheduled for Saturday.

Calls made Saturday afternoon to the Sheriff's Office and Coroner's Office for more information have not yet been returned.

Anastasia April 24, 2012 at 02:31 PM
How very sad.... Will say prayers for him & his family...


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