Man Electrocuted While Cutting Down Trees in Acworth

A tragic incident occurred in Acworth today as a man was electrocuted and killed while cutting down trees. The accident happened in the late morning hours, leaving the community in shock and mourning.

According to initial reports, the victim, identified as 38-year-old Mark Thompson, was working to remove trees on private property when the incident took place. Thompson was reportedly using a chainsaw to cut down a tree when it came into contact with a live power line. The contact resulted in a powerful electrical shock that proved fatal.

Emergency services were quickly dispatched to the scene, but despite their efforts, Thompson was pronounced dead upon their arrival. The local fire department and utility company also responded to the incident, ensuring the area was safe from further electrical hazards.

Neighbors who witnessed the event described it as horrifying and sudden. “It was a normal day, and then suddenly there was a loud crack and a flash. We ran out to see what happened, but there was nothing we could do,” said one resident, who wished to remain anonymous.

Authorities are investigating the incident to understand how it occurred and whether all safety protocols were followed. The utility company is also conducting its own review to ensure that there are no further risks to the community.

Mark Thompson was a well-known and respected member of the Acworth community. Friends and neighbors have expressed their condolences and are rallying to support his family during this difficult time. A memorial service is being planned to honor his life and contributions to the community.

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Safety officials are urging the public to exercise extreme caution when working near power lines and to always seek professional assistance when dealing with potentially dangerous tasks like tree removal. They stress the importance of being aware of one’s surroundings and taking all necessary precautions to prevent such tragic accidents.

Further updates on the investigation will be provided as more information becomes available.

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