Climber dies after harness reportedly fails

A climber died June 20, 2020, in Ogden Dunes, Indiana, after he fell about 40 to 50 feet while trimming a tree.

The man, from Ogden Dunes, was working as a tree-trimming contractor, and investigators determined he fell when the safety harness he was wearing had a failure.

The man was trimming a very tall pine tree when he fell. He was taken to Methodist Hospitals Northlake Campus in Gary, Ind., where he died from his injuries, according to a Northwest Indiana Times report.

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