A tree trimmer was killed yesterday when part of a tree fell on him, causing massive head injuries, the Athens County Sheriff’s Office reported.
Jason P. Hanson, 24, of Millfield was in a cherry picker using a chain saw to trim trees on S. Rodehaver Road near Coolville when the top part of the tree fell on him, according to the sheriff’s office.
Hanson was working for Total Tree Care of Athens.
Hanson was dead at the scene. His death was ruled accidental, said Jim Schulz, an investigator with the Athens County coroner’s office.