Man killed, electrocuted by power line while trimming trees in Gahanna

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GAHANNA, Ohio (WCMH) — A man is dead, electrocuted by a live power line while trimming trees in Gahanna.

It happened around 9:51 a.m. in the area of Walnut St and North High Street.

According to Gahanna police, Michael Lee Ware, 24, was working in a bucket lift for Bryant Tree Service when he made contact with an AEP power line.

The incident remains under investigation.

According to AEP, nearly 1,800 people are without power in the area, including Jefferson Elementary School.

Several streets are blocked in the area.

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