Crane Accidents

Fatal Tree Trimmer Accident in Fort Lauderdale, Flordia

08/21/12

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

A veteran tree trimmer who was shocked Tuesday afternoon while trying to cut down a towering tree remained hospitalized, officials said.

City officials said on Wednesday that previous information they received indicating that the unidentified worker had died was incorrect.

Tree Trimmer Electrocution

The incident happened about 3:20 p.m. in the 2600 block of Southwest 12th Terrace, Matt Little, spokesman for the city of Fort Lauderdale, said.

The West Palm Beach-based work crew had spent most of the day trying to take down a 40-foot kapok tree with the help of a crane. Neighbors said the tree had been there for at least 50 years.

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