Lift operator dies in fall

An aerial-lift operator doing tree work was killed after a cut limb struck the bucket he was in and he fell 30 feet to the ground on February 23, 2021, in Anderson, South Carolina.

Jacob C. Williams, 64, was treated at the scene and transported to AnMed Health after suffering cardiac arrest and traumatic injuries. He later died; the cause of death was blunt-force chest trauma, according to a FOX Carolina News report.

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