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UPDATE: High Voltage Power Line Takes the Life of Tree Trimmer

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TRAVERSE CITY (AP)-

Police have released the name of the man who died after coming into contact with a high-voltage power line.

Zach Adams was a subcontractor for Traverse City Light & Power. He died when he backed into the power line. His death was determined accidental. 

Adams and a partner had spent two weeks clearing branches from backyard trees. 

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A man working for Trees Incorporated was electrocuted today after coming into contact with high voltage power lines.

The Executive Director of Traverse City Light and Power tells 9&10 News that the young man was trimming trees around distribution lines behind Traverse City homes.  He somehow came into contact with a 13,800 volt power line and died.

The accident caused an addition power outage to about 550 customers.

The incident is still under investigation.

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