Man electrocuted while trimming tree
A Monrovia man was electrocuted Tuesday afternoon while trimming a tree, authorities said.
Roque Valdez, 48, died high in a tree at 2174 Goodall Ave. in an unincorporated area south of Monrovia shortly after 3 p.m., said Brandt House, a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s detective.
Valdez sawed off a branch, which hit a high-voltage wire as it fell, House said.
“When the branch hit the wire, the wire bounced toward him and he was electrocuted,” House said.
Agents from Cal-OSHA, the state agency that investigates worksite accidents, are investigating, he said.
-- Sam Quinones