Houston News : Atascocita man dies after being electrocuted while trimming trees ahead of Hurricane Laura

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A man in Atascocita was electrocuted while trimming tree limbs near his home.

A man in Atascocita was electrocuted while trimming tree limbs near his home.

Photo: Harris County Constable Precinct 4 / @Pct4Constable

Photo: Harris County Constable Precinct 4 / @Pct4Constable

A man in Atascocita was electrocuted while trimming tree limbs near his home.

A man in Atascocita was electrocuted while trimming tree limbs near his home.

Photo: Harris County Constable Precinct 4 / @Pct4Constable

Atascocita man dies after being electrocuted while trimming trees ahead of Hurricane Laura

Hours before Hurricane Laura made landfall, a man preparing for its arrival died in a tragic accident.

A 62-year-old man in the Eagle Springs subdivision of Atascocita was electrocuted while trimming tree limbs near his home ahead of Laura’s arrival, KHOU (CBS 11) reported.

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Officials told the channel it appeared the victim’s chainsaw struck a nearby power line, killing him almost instantly.

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Heavy police presence in the 12700 block of Gran Teton Trl in the Eagle Springs subdivision.

A male has been confirmed deceased after he was electrocuted by a power-line while cutting down tree limbs.

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The man’s wife told deputies she saw a flash but did not immediately investigate according to KHOU. She later found his body next to the 12-foot ladder.

The victim’s information has not been released.

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