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Shocked Tree Trimmer

08/3/15
Shocked Tree Trimmer 8-7-2015 1-29-45 PM

Vineland, New Jersey A man trimming trees from the platform of an aerial lift was badly injured on Friday after he came into contact with overhead power lines, in Vineland, New Jersey. The man, 78, slumped over the side of the platform after getting too close to the wires, the Read More

Man Killed in Tree Trimming Accident

07/30/15

NORTHAMPTON TWP., Pa. A man died after falling from a tree-trimming bucket in Bucks County. The man, who has not yet been identified by police was working in Northampton Township, Bucks County on Andrea Drive when he was thrown from the bucket he was working in. Police say the man Read More

Bucket Truck Drops Tree Trimmer

06/4/15
Bucket Drops Trimmer 6-5-2015 1-29-08 PM

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania A man was seriously injured yesterday after a lift cylinder on a truck mounted lift failed, dropping the bucket to the ground. The man, Joe Henry, 41, was working from a 2006 Altec lift in the Springdale area of Pittsburgh when the rod on the main lift cylinder Read More

Overturning Boom Truck Hits Lift

06/4/15
Boom Truck Overturn 6-5-2015 1-23-02 PM

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania A boom truck lifting a tree in East Falls, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, overturned yesterday injuring a man in a bucket truck. The boom truck, owned by Arader Tree Service, was apparently supporting a large tree limb while the man in the bucket truck was cutting it free, the crane Read More

Fatal Tree Incident

05/29/15
Fatal Tree 6-5-2015 11-13-28 AM

Camp Hill, Pennsylvania A man died yesterday and another is in hospital in a critical condition after the top boom of a bucket truck came down suddenly while trimming trees in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, Yesterday. The deceased, Michael Shaud, 53, an employee of Shull’s Tree Trimming of Middletown, Pennsylvania, was Read More

Fatal Fall for Arborist

10/2/14

Liberty, Texas An arborist died on Friday after he fell from the bucket truck he was working from on route 90 in Liberty, Texas. Tree trimmer Christopher Hunt was working for Sorrells Tree Service at the time and was bounced out of the platform, however details are scant and at Read More

Lack of a Harness Takes Another Life

09/15/14

 Madison, Alabama The owner of a tree company died on Friday after he was catapulted out of an aerial lift when the boom was struck by a falling tree limb in Madison, Alabama. The man, Jason Buckley, 47, of Bucks Tree Service, was working from a bucket truck at a Read More

Lack of Harness Leads to Fatality

07/31/14

Ocala, Florida A man died on Wednesday in Ocala, Florida after he was bounced out of a ‘bucket truck’ truck mounted platform. Jeffrey Earl Phillips, 42, was working from the platform trimming a tree at a church in the town. He had apparently attached a partially cut tree limb to Read More

Tree Trimming Fatality

03/1/14

Verde, Arizona A man fell to his death from a boom lift on Thursday in camp Verde, Arizona whilst trimming trees with a chainsaw on an extended pole. The man, Jesus Maria Leon Urias, 55, was cutting the branches of pecan trees at a height of round six meters, when Read More

Tree Cutter Injured When Boom Falls on Home, Garage

05/13/13

Spotswood, New Jersey A worker for Central Jersey Tree Experts was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick on Monday after he was thrown from a crane being used to cut down a tree on a South Street resident’s property. Mayor Nicholas Poliseno said the crane operator, Read More

Crane and Soft Ground Don’t Mix

03/12/13

Eunice, Louisiana A truck crane overturned onto a house yesterday in the town of Eunice Louisiana while lifting the limbs of a tree being removed from the back of the property. The crane a four axle Terex truck crane owned by CDH Crane was set up with its outriggers on Read More

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