Weed-killing farmer zapped by 25 KV line

A Tyrolean farmer died instantly when his tractor touched a high-power line today (Weds).Officials in Weer in the province’s Schwaz district said the man, 49, was spraying herbicides on weed in his fields when his tractor’s trailer got entangled with a 25 kilovolt (KV) line. The farmer died on the spot, they added.Dozens of households in Weer were left without energy for several hours following the accident.The incident comes on the heels of a 27-year-old worker surviving being zapped by a 30,000-volt power connection running close to the company headquarters in Sattledt, Upper Austria, where he was cleaning the outside second-floor windows.