MASSAPEQUA - Officials say a Massapequa landscaper was seriously hurt while hanging Christmas lights.

Police say the unidentified man was hanging lights on a tree when he touched live power lines.

The incident happened yesterday afternoon outside a home on Adam Road and Cedar Shore Drive in Massapequa.

News 12 Long Island has learned that the jolt knocked the man 30 feet off a ladder.

The 30-year-old hit his head on the pavement and was rushed to NUMC in critical condition.