Written by AARON CASTREJON
GLENDORA - A man was hospitalized Saturday after being electrocuted while clearing tree branches from power lines.
The man was working in the 800 block of East Huerta Verde Drive when he struck an overhead power line with a piece of equipment November 30. The man was electrocuted and fell unconscious for an unknown duration, said Lt. Chris Stabio of the Glendora Police Department.
“He regained consciousness while up in the tree and was able to maneuver himself down,” Stabio said, adding that his coworkers assisted in getting him down.
The man was taken to Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center and is expected to survive Stabio said.
A small fire ignited in the tree and live wires fell in the area, according to Los Angeles County Fire Department radio traffic.
28 customers are reportedly without electricity and power may not be restored until 9 a.m. December 1, according to information provided by Southern California Edison.