Drone aids rescue of climber from tree

A worker was rescued from a tree May 31, 2024, in Kansas City, Mo. He was climbing with spikes and a rope system, but lost control of the rope and dropped it when he was 65 feet up. The Kansas City Fire Department sent a new rope and harness to the man via drone, and […]

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Man killed in struck-by

A man was killed when he was struck by a tree while cutting wood May 30, 2024, in Laytonville, Calif. Because of the rough terrain in the area, rescuers carried the man to a landing area where an air ambulance was waiting, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a Mendocino […]

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Worker rescued after being suspended upside down

A tree trimmer was rescued after he became stuck upside down in a tree May 28, 2024, in Kansas City, Missouri. The man became entangled in the tree and was suspended approximately 15 feet up. Firefighters used ladders and ropes to lower him, and he was treated at a local hospital for leg and foot […]

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Woman killed in struck-by

A woman was killed when she was struck by a tree branch while clearing storm damage May 28, 2024, in Arlington, Texas. The woman was clearing a tree that had fallen on her roof during a storm when another branch broke and struck her, causing her to fall, according to a WFAA.com report.

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Man injured in struck-by

A man was seriously injured when he was struck by a tree May 26, 2024, in Christian County, Kentucky. The 47-year-old man was cutting the tree after a storm when it fell on him. He was flown to a hospital in Nashville, Tennessee, with serious injuries, according to a WKDZ radio report.

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