ALGIERS, LA – NOFD rescued the Entergy worker from the tree. Once on the ground, he was pronounced dead.
The New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) received a call around 10:48 A.M. reporting an “adult male unresponsive with consciousness unknown.”
The man was suspended in a tree by harness, approximately 25 feet above the ground, at 201 Cambridge Ct. in Algiers.
NOFD personnel arrived on the scene at 10:58 A.M. and were met by personnel from the NOPD, NOEMS, Entergy Electric, and a tree cutting service contracted by Entergy.
Reports show the 39-year-old old male is believed to have come in contact with live wires while cutting back tree limbs from power lines.
Members of the NOFD performed a high-angle recovery using an Entergy lift truck, to retrieve the arborist.
Once on the ground, NOEMS personnel pronounced the victim dead.
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