A worker received non-life-threatening injuries when the boom lift he was operating became pinned by a tree September 25, 2023, in Toledo, Ohio. Part of the tree fell and disabled the boom, according to a WTOL Newsroom report. The tree company was using rented equipment, according to the report.
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