Tree Trimmer Dead After Electrocution in St. Petersburg


Crews from St. Petersburg Fire Rescue were dispatached to reports of a person electrocuted at approximately 10:15 a.m. on Friday, January 11, 2019.

The electrocution occurred in the 1600 block of 68th Street N in St. Petersburg.

The deceased man, identified as Jason Broad, was trimming trees for Yutzy Tree Service based out of St. Petersburg.

Yetzy Tree Service posted this on the company website.

“We are devastated and very sad to have lost one of our dear employees due to an unfortunate accident. Words cannot express our sadness at this time. If you wish to share your condolences or comments, please use the form linked below and we’ll make certain friends and family of the deceased will receive your thoughts and prayers. Thank you.”


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