A lift operator died after he fell from a bucket truck while trimming trees December 5, 2022, in Fitzgerald, Georgia. The victim, Jordan Wells, 34, of Fitzgerald, was the owner of the tree-trimming business, according to a WALB News Team 5 report.
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.
Gary Clancy, 71, of DeLeon Springs, Florida, died November 21, 2022, after he was crushed by a tree limb he was cutting in DeLand, Fla. Residents at the trailer park where Clancy was working lifted the tree limb off of Clancy and provided CPR, but he did not survive, according to a clickorlando.com report.
Isaac Lister, 32, of Warsaw, Indiana, was injured November 17, 2022, in or near Blackford County, after a tree he was cutting struck him. He was later pronounced dead at a local hospital, according to a Muncie Star Press report.