Lift operator dies in fall from bucket

An aerial-lift operator from Tennessee died September 15, 2021, in the Page Community of Bell County, Kentucky, when he fell from the bucket he was using while doing tree work at a residence.

Brian Terrence Parker, 54, of Tazewell, Tenn., owner of Parker Tree Company, was pronounced dead at the scene. Officers on scene determined Parker was not wearing a safety harness at the time of the incident, according to ABC 36 WTVQ-DT and claiborneprogress.net reports.

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