NORTHBORO (CBS) – A 25-year-old tree trimmer was killed after touching a live wire in Northboro Wednesday morning.
It happened on South Street, which was blocked off with police tape after the incident.READ MORE: Massachusetts Senate Passes Bill To Add Gender 'X' Option On Birth Certificates, Drivers Licenses
“What they saw was very tragic,” said Lt. Brian Griffin of the Northboro Police Department. “His friend was trimming trees on a lift, and came in contact with hi-power lines,”
The area was closed to traffic for several hours.READ MORE: Costco Limiting How Much Toilet Paper, Paper Towels And Cleaning Supplies You Can Buy Again
“Knowing that he didn’t feel pain … is probably that’s the best way to go,” said Rob Field, who witnessed the accident.
Griffin said it is still not clear exactly how the worker came into contact with the wire.MORE NEWS: 2,554 At Massachusetts Schools Test Positive For COVID-19 In Last Week
There were three people on the landscaping crew that was working to trim branches for two homes on the street. One of them called 911 after the worker hit the line.