Climber killed by palm fronds

A tree worker died after being crushed by palm fronds on October 6, 2020, in Phoenix, Arizona.

A man in his 40s was working in the tree when he was crushed by approximately 700 pounds of palm fronds. When firefighters arrived on the scene, they found the tree trimmer 20 feet up from the ground in the backyard of a home. He was pronounced dead on the scene, according to a KPHO AZ Family 3TV report.

Landscaper cut by brush saw

A landscape worker was cut by a brush saw October 6, 2020, while cutting brush at a home in Southport, Maine.

The man was injured when the saw blade separated from the shaft and “crawled up his leg, acting like a projectile and slicing his calf and shin area,” according to Southport Fire Chief Gerry Gamage.

The man was transported by LifeFlight of Maine to Maine Medical Center in Portland, according to a Boothbay Register report.

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A climber and foreman for a line-clearance company was killed on the job on June 2, 2020, in Maryland. The victim was Donald E. “DJ” Walker, Jr., 26, of Lonaconing, Maryland. No details related to the incident were provided in Walker’s obituary in The Cumberland Times-News, and no other published report was found on the incident.

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