Climber dies after fall

A climber died after falling out of a tree while performing tree work December 22, 2022, in Smith County, Texas. The victim was declared dead at the scene, according to a KLTV report. A report directly to TCIA staff indicated the tree was rotted and that the climber fell with the tree.

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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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