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Scottsboro tree trimmer shocked on the job

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A man was injured in an electrical accident while trimming trees Thursday. (Source: MGN Online) A man was injured in an electrical accident while trimming trees Thursday. (Source: MGN Online)
SCOTTSBORO, AL (WAFF) -

A tree trimmer from Scottsboro was injured in an electrical accident Wednesday.

Scottsboro police said the man was trimming a tree on Highway 79 near the Marshall County Line when a limb fell on a live wire, sending the electrical current through the limb and the trimmer's chainsaw.

The man was on a ladder at the time, officials said, and the current knocked him off the ladder.

He was airlifted to Huntsville Hospital. His condition has not yet been released.

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