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Man dies while hanging Christmas lights

Original post made on Dec 16, 2007

A man hanging Christmas decorations in a redwood tree in East Palo Alto Saturday was killed instantly when a string of lights touched two high-tension power lines, according to officials.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Saturday, December 15, 2007, 11:23 PM

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Posted by Joanna
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Dec 16, 2007 at 8:04 am

God rest his soul.

The "reporter" was very callous in his choice to include gory details. It is completely unnecessary!

"smoking feet" "fused"

Come on!! What's wrong with you??? Hopefully you'll get fired.


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Posted by Been Gone Awhile
a resident of another community
on Dec 19, 2007 at 8:51 pm

The details may be "gory" but are accurate and help capture attention so this kind of avoidable tragedy is not repeated.


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Posted by Joanna
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Dec 25, 2007 at 8:13 am

Been Gone,

It is still unnecessary. "Smoking feet" adds absolutely no value to the story. Yes, people should be very careful around power lines. The property company may very well be culpable if they knowingly put this man's life at risk.


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