Police: Tree worker dies during storm cleanup in Montville after coming in contact with power line

Police say the worker was removed from the tree and later died at the hospital.

Lanette Espy

Apr 5, 2024, 10:12 AM

Updated 48 days ago

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A clean up from this week’s stormy weather turned deadly in Montville.
A worker died Thursday after coming in contact with a power line while working in a tree, according to Montville Township Chief Andrew Caggiano.
It happened around 4 p.m. on Taylortown Road. Caggiano said The Montville Fire Department, Morris County EMS and JCP&L responded to the scene. He says the worker was removed from the tree and transported to Morristown Memorial Hospital and later died.
Caggiano says the identity of the victim is not being released at this time.
The incident remains under investigation.


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