A man died after being found beneath a tree log December 27, 2022, in Weeping Water, Nebraska. Davis Lawson, 30, was cutting trees with his father, David Lawson. The father left the site and returned approximately 10 minutes later, and found his son underneath the felled log. He called for help and started CPR, but […]
A loader operator died after being pinned between two pieces of equipment December 2, 2022, in Evansville, Indiana. Travis Lee Baker, 41, of Evansville, was operating a skid steer pulling a log as he backed up, and he backed into a truck’s deployed outrigger, causing him to be crushed between the two machines, according to […]
Joseph “Joey” Wesley Manire, 46, of Crofton, Kentucky, was killed in a brush-chipper incident November 28, 2022, in Owensboro, Ky. A crew from a local tree-trimming contractor was working at a home when Manire became tangled and fell partially into the chipper. He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a WSAZ.com report.
An employee of a tree care company, Jesus Contreras-Benitez, 47, of Redwood City, California, died when he was pulled at least partially into a chipper in Menlo Park, California, October 11, 2022. According to an ABC7 News report, when police arrived, they found him dead from his injuries.
A man was taken to the hospital on the morning of August 30, 2022, in Lebanon, Connecticut, after being trapped overnight in a tree following a tree-cutting accident the night before. Investigators believe the man was stuck overnight before freeing himself to go inside and call 911. Emergency crews were called to the home in […]