Tree Worker in Critical Condition After Being Shocked in Wilton

A tree worker is in critical condition after being shocked while trimming trees in Wilton on Wednesday night. 

Police said the victim, a 25-year-old Stamford man, was working with a tree company, trimming trees in a driveway on Ruscoe Road, when the boom on the truck came in contact with the power lines that run down the driveway just after 5:30 p.m. and energized the truck. 

The victim, who was working on the ground, went to open the door of the truck and was shocked, according to police. 

He was unresponsive and transported to Norwalk Hospital, where police said he remains in critical condition after sustaining life threatening injuries. 

Wilton police and OSHA are investigating.

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