While clearing brush and trees from a power line right of way, a worker cut down a tree causing it to fall onto an energized overhead power line. When the power line fell to the ground, an electrical current passed to another worker near the work site. The affected worker received severe electrical burns and shock from contact with the electrical conductor.
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