Man trimming trees in Fairfax dies after he gets electrocuted

A man trimming branches in Fairfax County, Virginia, died after he was electrocuted, police said.

Fairfax County police officers are on the scene in the 4600 block of Luxberry Drive.



Lt. Ian Yost, a spokesman for Fairfax County Police, said it appears that the man had been hired to to do the tree trimming.

Police said the man was taken to hospital and died.

The investigation is ongoing.

Below is a map of where the incident occurred:

WTOP’s Lauren Hamilton contributed to this story.

Will Vitka

William Vitka is a Digital Editor and reporter for WTOP.com. He's been in the news industry for over a decade. Before joining WTOP, he worked for CBS News, Stuff Magazine, The New York Post and wrote a variety of books—about a dozen of them, with more to come.

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