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Tree trimming fatality

16. June 2018 | Comments (1)

A tree worker died yesterday, in Springfield, Florida after contacting overhead power lines while working from a trailer lift.

Springfield Florida
The tree worker was trimming trees close to overhead power lines

The man, 35, was using a 13 metre Biljax 3522A articulated platform, and was, we understand working alone. He was found dead in the platform by the emergency services, after the incident was reported. Police are investigating the incident.

Springfield Flordia
It appears that the man took the platform too close to a pole mounted transformer and power lines
Ommelift

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Sherm
17. June 2018 09:25

From the incident description and photos I wonder if he knew todo an EHAP before doing the job. Further, did he know that power should be cut off to make the work zone safe. I have done tree work in north Florida. I would have waited until November to cutoff power then cut the limbs. May the deceased R. I. P.

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