Landscaper injured after exposure to live wires in Montgomery

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MONTGOMERY -

A landscaper in Orange County is lucky to be alive after nearly being electrocuted while doing tree work from a bucket truck Tuesday.

Police say a four-man landscaping crew was trimming a tree outside a home on Lake Vue Drive in Montgomery around 11:30 a.m. when a worker's tools or the bucket he was in came in contact with a power line.

The three other landscapers told police they were standing on the ground when they suddenly heard a pop and looked up to see a flash of light surrounding their colleague in the bucket.

Police say the victim, a 33-year-old from the Washingtonville area, suffered severe burns.

The victim was taken to Orange Regional Medical Center.

The other three men were evaluated at the scene and released.

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