ORANGE — The Orange man that was electrocuted trimming trees Saturday afternoon has been identified as 29-year-old Roland Kaderli.
First responders worked together to remove his body from the tree off Hydrangea Avenue in the Roselawn edition of Orange.
Police on the scene said the Karderli was the only one in the tree when he was electrocuted, while the rest of the crew was working on the ground with safety harnesses.
"One of the harnesses that the climber used touched a live electrical line, and ultimately resulted in his electrocution," said Lieutenant Jonathon Baggett.
A friend of the victim told 12News off camera that Kaderli was a very experienced worker, and that this is a very tragic accident. He went on to say that Karderli is a good man that worked hard to provide for his family.
Police said the Justice of the Peace has ordered an autopsy and the results are pending.
From the Orange Police Department...
On 6/30/2018 at 12:23 PM, Officers of the Orange Police Department, the Orange Fire Department, and Acadian Ambulance were dispatched to 508 Hydrangea in reference to a male who had been electrocuted while trimming tree limbs. Upon Officers arrival at 12:28 PM, a male was discovered hanging from a tree where he had been electrocuted after accidentally making contact with a power line. Entergy was called to the scene to cut the power off and the victim was retrieved by the City of Orange Fire Department with the use of an Entergy utility vehicle with a bucket extension. The 29 year old victim, Roland Kaderli, was pronounced deceased at the scene. His next of kin were notified. Judge Simonton was called to the scene and ordered an autopsy. PREPARED BY: Capt. J.P. Burns