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Second Akron worker dies after tree trimmers come in contact with power line

Posted at 2:59 PM, Nov 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-22 06:44:42-05

Two workers who were electrocuted when tree trimmers came in contact with a power line in Akron Tuesday.

The incident happened around 1:13 p.m. on Coventry Street. 

The workers, a 38-year-old man and a 46-year-old woman, were inside a lift truck when they were shocked.

The man was found on the lift and pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.  He was identified by the Summit County Medical Examiner's Office as George F. Csikos of Akron.

The woman, Jessica Richmond, was found on the ground and taken to Akron City Hospital for treatment but later confirmed dead by the Summit County Coroner's Office on November 19.

Police say the pair were hired by the homeowner to trim trees.