A 40-year-old contractor was hospitalized with burns after a tree branch he was cutting fell on a high wire and onto him, authorities said.
The contractor from Ohio was cutting the tree limb at 1800 Lower Road (a commercial building), when the limb fell around 1:40 p.m. Tuesday, Linden police Lt. Christopher Guenther said.
The wire fell on the contractor, shocking and knocking him to the ground, Guenther said.
He was transported to RWJBH Rahway Hospital for treatment.
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