Worker electrocuted, Littleton residents without power

A worker trimming trees was electrocuted in Littleton. The man died and set off a power outage in the area. Littleton firefighters say the man was with a crew working in a large tree on a sloped lawn.

LITTLETON - Some Littleton residents are without power after a worker trimming trees was electrocuted.

The man did not survive. 

According to Littleton Fire, the man was with a crew working in a large tree on a sloped lawn. There were power lines nearby. He was about 30 feet up when the accident happened.

They said they do not know how he came in contact with the power lines as he was wearing appropriate safety gear and appeared to be tied to the tree correctly. 

Littleton Fire and Xcel energy worked on Monday morning to get the worker out of the tree. Neighboring arbor companies were also called to help provide expertise on getting to the victim. They also provided a bucket truck to help out.

The incident occurred around 10:00 a.m. on 6897 South Prince Circle.

Power will be out in the area for an unknown period of time.

Littleton Fire reminded people who are working in their yards or trimming trees to use caution, especially around power lines.

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