Crane Accidents

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 was in the bucket truck removing trees from a property and at some point a portion of a tree being cut down was tied to the boom of the bucket truck.  As the tree was being moved, the weight of the tree and the position of the truck caused the vehicle to flip onto its side. The man was ejected from the bucket, landed on the ground and the bucket landed on top of him, police said. Initially, 911 dispatchers were told the man was conscious and bleeding from the mouth.  But police say when they arrived, the man was not breathing and CPR was provided by witnesses and members of the Northampton Township Volunteer Fire Company. The man was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital in Langhorne where he was pronounced dead. The man was an employee of Rick’s Tree Service in Ivyland.   The incident is now being investigated by the Northampton Township Police Department and OSHA.

 

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