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Worker killed after coming into contact with power line

Police say a worker in a bucket truck was killed after coming into contact with a power line in north Wichita.

KAKE-TV reports emergency crews responded at around 11 a.m. on Tuesday to an electrocution.  A dispatch supervisor says the person was pronounced dead at the scene about 50 minutes later.

Police Sgt. Ed Brower says crews shut off the power before lowering the bucket and extricating the victim.  His name was not released.  Brower did not say for what company the victim worked.

The neighbor told The Wichita Eagle that a tree surgeon man and his partner were trimming trees at the time when one of them asked him to call 911.

An Asplundh Tree Expert Company vehicle was parked in the street.  The company specializes in tree pruning.

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