Police have released the name of the man who died in a workplace accident on a rural property in Napier.
Emergency services were called to the orchard property in Meeanee on Thursday afternoon.
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In a statement, power company Unison said they had de-energised the lines after receiving reports of a person receiving an electric shock.
It said the person had come into contact with a Unison overhead 33kV feeder (known as the Awatoto Tie)
Police said the man who died was 57-year-old Falaniko Ah Lin of Napier.
Hawke's Bay Today reported that the man was an orchard worker.
Police said Worksafe and the Coroner had been advised of the death.