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Cape Coral man killed in electrocution accident

By Staff | Jul 8, 2009

On Wednesday morning, David Lewis, a 42-year-old resident of Cape Coral, died after being electrocuted while trimming trees at a Sanibel residence.

Lewis, who owned of David Lewis Tree Service, was working at a Cowry Court home around 11 a.m. According to police, the victim had been trimming a strangler fig surrounding a cabbage palm tree.

“When he cut one of the limbs, the branch fell and struck a power line,” said Bill Tomlinson, Sanibel Chief of Police.

Lewis was pronounced dead on the scene.

The accident temporarily knocked out electric service to the West Gulf Drive area of the island.

Cape Coral man killed in electrocution accident

By Staff | Jul 8, 2009

David Lewis, a 42-year-old resident of Cape Coral, died after being electrocuted while trimming trees at a Sanibel residence today.
Lewis, owner of David Lewis Tree Service, was working at a Cowry Court home around 11 a.m. According to police, the victim had been trimming a strangler fig surrounding a cabbage palm tree.
“When he cut one of the limbs, the branch fell and struck a power line,” said Bill Tomlinson, Sanibel chief of police.
Lewis was pronounced dead on the scene, officials said.
The accident temporarily knocked out electric service to the West Gulf Drive area of the island.