A tree worker was injured October 4, 2023, in Colleton County, South Carolina, when he became trapped under a 16,000-pound compact lift. The tree crew was working in a wooded area with a steep embankment when the equipment fell on top of the worker. Photos of the incident indicate that the boom of the tracked […]
A lift operator was killed when he was pinned under a tree branch September 26, 2023, in York County, Pennsylvania. Dahn Tran, 42, of Mount Wolf, Pa., died of asphyxia when he was pinned under a branch while he was in the aerial lift, according to a lancasteronline.com report.
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.
A tree worker with 20-plus years of experience received serious injuries September 12, 2023, in Seattle, Washington, when he was pinned between the skid steer he was driving and a company truck. The accident occurred in the company yard when the employee backed the skid steer into the parked truck. He received a fractured pelvis […]
A climber working with a tree-trimming crew was injured and required rescue from 40 feet up in a tree June 10, 2023, in Glen Arm, Maryland. Crews worked to cut branches away to free the worker, who sustained serious injuries and was taken to the Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, according to a WBAL News […]