An inquest has been opened into the death of Roger Hayward, 71, who died while clearing a tree that had brought down power cables.
Wiltshire Coroner David Ridley was told Mr Hayward died from electrocution in the incident. He was identified by his wife Celia Hayward, 69. Mr Ridley, sitting at Salisbury, adjourned the inquest to a date to be fixed.
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