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Buchanan County man killed after being electrocuted while trimming tree

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UPDATE: The man who was killed by electrocution on Wednesday in Hazleton has been identified by the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office as 51-year-old Gregory Thomas Brandt of Fairbank.


HAZLETON, Iowa (KWWL) -- The Buchanan County Sheriff's Office says a man died Wednesday morning from being electrocuted while trimming a tree in Hazleton.

Sheriff's Deputies and emergency agencies responded to the report in 200 block of South Street W at 10:45 a.m., where the man was pronounced dead on scene.

The Sheriff's Office says that the man was using a boom lift to cut down a tree when he came into contact with an overhead power line. His name is currently being withheld pending family notification.

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