FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – A man was killed in what appears to be an accidental electrocution at a Fort Lauderdale home.

It happened Tuesday in the 2900 block of SW 13th Street.

Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue said the man was picking fruit from a tree when a device he was using came in contact with a power line, killing him.

The man’s family was inside at the time of the accident.

Investigators said it’s a reminder of how dangerous powerlines can be.

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