Tree trimmer Bob Rogers died by electrocution in Saturday accident

Posted: 9:47 AM EDT Jul 30, 2013
Bethlehem tree trimming accident

The coroner has ruled on the way a tree trimmer in Bethlehem died Saturday.

Veteran tree trimmer Bob Rogers, 42, ahead of Musikfest was killed in an electrical accident at 9:30 Saturday morning. 

Rogers was part of an Asplundh crew trimming trees ahead of Musikfest, on Sand Island, under the Minsi Trail Bridge in Bethlehem.

His bucket truck came into contact with a power line, according to Northampton County coroner Zach Lysek, who said Rogers died of electrocution.

Lysek said the death was accidental.