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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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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Worker dies in fall from tree

A man died after falling from a tree he was cutting July 9, 2022, in Adams County, Mississippi. Clyde Bernard, 60, of Natchez, Miss., was reportedly wearing safety gear at the time of the fall, according to a report in the Natchez Democrat.

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Tree worker killed in fall

A tree worker was killed after falling from a tree he was cutting May 31, 2022, in Pocatello, Idaho. Darin Williams, 35, of Pocatello, was up in a tree using a chain saw to cut down branches. He was more than 15 feet off the ground when he fell onto the street below and suffered […]

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Climber killed in fall

A man died May 13, 2022, in Penn Yan, Yates County, New York, after falling 50 to 60 feet from a tree. Ryan Rector, 27, of Naples, N.Y., was working on a tree-trimming job for his company, Hillside Logging and Tree Service, when the fall occurred. Rector was pronounced dead at the scene, according to […]

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