Damn! two tree trimmers killed same day, seperate incidences

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  1. pjslawncare/landscap

    pjslawncare/landscap LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I was horrified by reading these seperate incidences in my paper today. I sure hope everyone reading these will be more safety concious while working out there.

    In Illinois:
    A 74-year-old Staunton man dies after falling about 35 feet to the ground, while trimming trees.

    Macoupin County Coroner Charles Landers says John Hall was trimming a tree in Staunton, Illinois Tuesday afternoon, when the bucket on his cherry picker truck malfunctioned. Landers says the bucket turned, and Hall fell out.

    Bystanders called authorities, and Hall was taken to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead of multiple internal injuries.

    The coroner's office and Illinois State Police are investigating the accident.


    Then in Ohio on the same day:

    A Kentucky man trimming trees at a home northeast of Cincinnati, was killed when a tree fell on him.

    James Napier was pronounced dead Tuesday at University Hospital in Cincinnati. The 35-year-old was from Dayton in Campbell County and worked for Scottie's and Son Tree Service. He suffered head and neck injuries.

    Officials with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating.
     
  2. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
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    That is bad, personally myself, I dont do any tree cutting or pruning, just small limbs and my feet must stay on the ground, im not climbing or useing a ladder . I have a friend that does it for a living and I refer my customers to him if they need that service. Maybe im a big chicken but I dont even like to watch thoose guys workin in the trees, gives me a chill at times
     
  3. MP350

    MP350 LawnSite Member
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    We had a tree trimmer killed by touching a power line just last week, sad part was he was only 33 and his mother worked at the hospital where he was brought.
     
  4. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
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    That is an awful price to pay for not being strapped into the bucket.
     
  5. Kickin Your Grass

    Kickin Your Grass LawnSite Senior Member
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    We do low lying limbs. Anything higher then 8-10 feet we contract out to a local tree trimming co. He gives us 25% discount for kicking him work. So we pocket 25% on each job.
     

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