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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.


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Looking at the Google street view of that address, there is a rats nest of power lines in front of that house and tree! The power company did a pretty poor mickey mouse job in this location. It's sad, but not surprising that someone died in that tangle of electrical wire.

God, what an awful way to go. RIP.

Horrible bad luck

Again Dancing with the Stars has become a joke,Hines is the one that should have been kicked of the show,his performance last night was the worst of the evening,he failed completely in his dance routine,Allen looked like the cat dragged her in straggly looking in her appearance,the Judges are starting to patronize the contestants very unprofessional and should be warned by the heads of ABC, the pointing system was also completely unfair giving scores that were in some instances stupid to say the least,if this show does not get its act together,then it becomes boring,same old judges remarks,less viewers,less sponsors,down the tubes it goes,all because of the judges patronization and scoring, and Cari-Ann and Bruno"s antics. You need a wild card in this show ,then Pedra could have been saved the most elegant and classy lady of them all.

I was their after it happened. Very sad sight. My prayers go to the family.

Stephanie...I was their after it happened? Really? What's next? I was they're? What are they teaching as English in our schools today?
On another note my prayers go out to the man and his family.

The family and others will be doing a food fundraiser for the family if anyone wants to go, or go and donate money tomorrow at that address.
Prayers to the family


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