it only takes a moment of stupidity... now the question is how does the lawsuit pan out... Gregory Malsam, 17, was trimming a tree for a neighbor Tuesday when he was electrocuted by a power line the 4200 block of Berritt Street in Fairfax. Mohammed Saleh remembers hearing the wail of a siren Tuesday night. According to authorities, Malsam was helping a neighbor trim a tree with a power saw when he was electrocuted. Authorities suspect that 19,000 volts from a nearby power line may have passed through a branch and into the teenager's body. A fire spokesperson said Tuesday Malsam did not have a pulse when medics arrived. He was revived but later died at the hospital. According to friends and neighbors, 17-year-old Greg Malsam loved electricity. His family said he wanted to be a lineman for Dominion Power when he grew up. The family's backyard is a testament to Malsam's love of all things electric. The rising high school senior started creating an expansive art project of fake power lines, antique insulators and city signs when he was just 9 years old. His family said off camera that Malsam had a profound respect for electricity and that he knew its dangers. The safety manager for the city's tree trimming service said residents should use licensed workers.