Landscaper fatally electrocuted in northwest Miami-Dade

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A man was fatally electrocuted Thursday afternoon in the Golden Glades area of northwest Miami-Dade, officials said.

Neighbors on Northwest 140th Terrace told Local 10 News the victim was a landscaper who was working on a tree and hit a power line.

First responders from Miami-Dade Fire Rescue and the Miami-Dade Police Department were at the scene.

According to MDPD, the agency’s homicide detectives are leading the investigation.

The Miami-Dade Medical Examiner’s Office will determine the man’s cause of death.

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In January 2017, Hatzel Vela became the first local television journalist in the country to move to Cuba and cover the island from the inside. During his time living and working in Cuba, he covered some of the most significant stories in a post-Fidel Castro Cuba. 

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