The Ministry of Labour is investigating a fatal incident that happened at a private residence in Kawartha Lakes on Thursday.

Emergency services and provincial police responded to an emergency call sometime after 4 p.m. on Jasper Drive.

The Ministry of Labour tells CTV News two men were trimming a hedge when their elevated work platform made contact with a power line.

A 78-year-old Kirkfield man was pronounced dead at the hospital, while a 64-year-old Fenelon Falls man sustained critical injuries.

The Ministry of Labour is continuing to investigate.