Police ID tree trimmer who was electrocuted while working

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 7:11pm
Staff reports

Metro police on Tuesday released the name of a professional tree trimmer who died Monday evening after he was electrocuted while working.

Police said 45-year-old Russell Culver, of Old Hickory, died at Saint Thomas Hospital. Culver, who worked for a professional tree cutting service, was working in a tree at 8514 Newsome Station Road.

Culver was electrocuted when a metal clip from his work gear touched a power line.