A 45-year-old worker was electrocuted in Gatineau while pruning a tree.
Police say the man was working for a tree-trimming company at 105 D'Auvergne Street in the city's Touraine neighbourhood when the incident happened at about 12:15 p.m.
He was working in the home's backyard.
There was a resulting power outage in the area due to the electrocution.
Police and the coroner's office are investigating.