Seminole County Fire Department
A recent electrical accident in Winter Park has left one man dead and another hospitalized in critical condition after they were electrocuted in a tree-trimming accident. Seminole County Fire personnel responded to a call around 10 a.m. one recent morning on Alexa Court near State Road 436. Accident investigators report that the two victims were employees of H & L Landscaping and were trimming trees at a private residence when they came in contact with a power line. One worker was pronounced dead at the scene and the other was rushed to Orlando Regional Medical Center after falling to the ground from an undisclosed height.
A maintenance worker working on a traffic light in Seminole County was injured recently when she received a powerful shock from a power line. The Seminole County Fire Department reported that the victim, age and address unknown, is an employee of a contractor for the county and was working in a high-reach bucket on a signal at Ronald Reagan Boulevard and Country Club Drive when the accident occurred. A spokesperson for the department reported that the bucket came into contact with the power line, which was carrying 7,200 volts. The worker received a serious shock and was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center, where she is listed in stable condition. The accident occurred around 9:15 a.m., and crews from Seminole County and the Sanford Fire Department were dispatched to the scene to render assistance. The accident shut down the intersection for several hours while officials conducted their investigation and debris was cleared.