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ID Released For Poughkeepsie Man Electrocuted Trimming Trees

A man who died after being electrocuted while trimming trees in Newburgh has been identified.
A man who died after being electrocuted while trimming trees in Newburgh has been identified. Photo Credit: Google Maps

A worker who died after being electrocuted while trimming trees in a bucket lift in the area has been identified.

Reynaldo Martinez-Cruz, 34, of Poughkeepsie, died following the accident that took place around 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 7, said Town of Newburgh Police Lt. James Nenni.

Martinez-Cruz was using a pole-saw in the bucket lift about 25-feet above the roadway when he made contact with live power lines at the corner of Babes Lane and Lattintown Road in the Town of Newburgh, said Nenni.

An investigation into the accident is underway.

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