Worker injured in jump from burning bucket truck

Police, firefighters and paramedics in Arlington Heights, Illinois, responded to a report of a truck fire next to a house July 21, 2022. They arrived to find an aerial-lift tree truck on fire in the backyard of a single-family residence, and an injured tree trimmer. The fire involved the truck cab and was quickly extinguished. […]

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Property owner injured in struck-by

A man sustained injuries July 19, 2022, after a tree pinned him to his tractor in White Oak, North Carolina. It was unclear exactly what happened that caused the tree to fall onto the tractor, but it is believed the man was trying to relocate the tree with the tractor after it had been cut […]

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Worker dies in woodchipper accident

A worker was taken to the hospital and later died after getting pinned under a woodchipper July 14, 2022, in Troy, Michigan. Two men were working on a woodchipper when one of them got pinned underneath it. The chipper was not turned on at the time, according to a clickondetroit.com report.

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Lift operator dies in fall

A tree-company owner died July 13, 2022, in Opelousas, Louisiana, after falling from the lift he was operating. Kevin Thomas, 50, of Opelousas, had been contracted by the city to trim some trees. He was working on what appeared to be dead trees on city-owned property when he fell, according to a KATC Channel 3 […]

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