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Garrett County Man Electrocuted While Trimming Tree

July 9th, 2013 by WCBC Radio

On Monday, July 8, 2013 at approximately 1157 hours troopers responded to the 7800 block of Rock Lodge Road, Bittinger, Maryland for a reported electrocution.  An investigation revealed the victim was working for a tree trimming company and was cutting trees on private property.  He had climbed a tree and was cutting limbs when he came into contact with a live overhead electrical line.  The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.  

Deceased - 

Brian K. DeBerry Jr., male, 28 years of age 

Oakland, Maryland

Assisting on the scene were the Garrett County Sheriff's Office; Bittinger, Oakland, and Deep Creek Fire Departments; Medical Examiner's Office, Garrett County Roads Department; Potomac Edison; and Maryland Occupational Safety and Health. Rock Lodge Road was closed for approximately 2 hours during the incident

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