Tree trimmer electrocuted at Hughesdale

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A man has died after being electrocuted by powerlines while trimming trees in Melbourne’s south east.

The incident happened on Thursday afternoon.

The 26-year-old worker was killed when the cherry picker platform he was working on came into contact with powerlines in Hughesdale.

Emergency services attended but the man was pronounced deceased at the scene.

WorkSafe is investigating.

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