Addison police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 9:40 PM Tuesday to a report of a person that fell out of a tree after being electrocuted with wires down — initially reported as Villa Ave and Myrick. at 45 Normandy Addison, Il. Command on the scene reported one person down on the ground in cardiac arrest and one person stuck in a tree. Fire Command requested ComEd and a second ambulance to the scene — Medic 72 was assigned.
One person was thrown from the ladder adjacent to the tree and landed on the ground. The person on the ground was immediately in cardiac arrest and was administered CPR and advanced life support. The second person was secured in the tree. When ComEd turned off power to the lines, firefighters got the second man down from the tree. The person was airlifted to Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove.
“They were able to cut the power to the power lines, and at that point firefighters from Lombard and Addison went up there and were able to extricate the gentleman from the tree at that time,” said Joe Leone, Addison Fire Chief.
Deputy 72 reported the man in the tree was shocked again at about 11:07 a.m.
A Special Alarm requested for station coverage by 11:23 a.m. — working to set up a helicopter landing zone.
Quint 71A was assigned radio with the Landing Zone on IREACH.
Fire command reported ComEd on scene by 11:33 a.m.
Fire command reported power was cut by 11:37 a.m.
The male patient was out of the tree by 11:49 a.m.
Superior Air Med 1 in Landing Zone by 11:31 a.m.
The man who fell from the tree was died and another was critically injured Tuesday afternoon after they were shocked by power lines while trimming trees in an Addison backyard.
Jose Fulgencio-Hueramo, of Melrose Park, was pronounced dead shortly before noon at Glen Oaks Hospital in Glendale Heights, according to the DuPage County Coroner’s Office. Fulgencio-Hueramo and another person were cutting limbs in a backyard near Villa Avenue and Myrick Avenue in the western suburb.
Both individuals made contact with the power lines, according to Addison police.
The victims were residents of the neighborhood and did not appear to be working for a private tree-cutting service.
Officials did not initially know how the men got tangled in the power lines.
At about 4 p.m., power was still out in the neighborhood as ComEd workers were working on the scene.
FIRE/MEDIC UNITS ASSIGNED …
ENGINE(S): E73 E ??
RIT: BC ?? T ??
CHIEF(S): BC71 D72 D71 C71
EMS: M71 M73 Superior AirMed 1
CHANGE OF QUARTERS: Glen Ellyn M61, Elk Grove Engine, Westmont Engine
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