The following articles were taken from published reports that appeared in the Tree Care Industry Magazine in its monthly Accident Briefs section. The articles are reprinted here with permission from TCIA. All Season Tree Service posts these articles to highlight to the public the potential for severe injury that can occur when well-intentioned but inexperienced folks attempt to perform tree services for themselves, relatives, or friends. We post these articles in the hopes of preventing such accidents from happening in our own community.

Man, 83, killed by cut tree

An 83-year-old Oldtown, Maryland, man was killed December 16, 2012, when he was struck by a tree he was helping take down. Kenneth David Richard Jr., was cutting down trees on private property with some associates when the accident occurred. First-responders reportedly administered CPR before the victim was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a Cumberland Times-News report.


Man hurt in fall trimming branches

A 60-year-old man was hurt December 14, 2012, when he fell 20 feet out of a tree while trimming branches in Litchfield, South Carolina. The man suffered head and upper body trauma that were considered to be life-threatening. An ambulance took him to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center, according to a WPDE New Channel 15 report.


Man falls, dies, trimming tree

Joel Barajas, 46, of Forth Worth, Texas, fell and died after trying to cut a tree branch near his home March 5, 2009, according to The Dallas Morning News. The local medical examiner’s office did not immediately list a cause of death.


Man killed by cut tree

A man was killed February 6, 2009, in New Derry, Pennsylvania, when a tree he was cutting down fell on him. Brian M. Shean, 37, of New Derry, and his father were helping a friend cut down the tree in a wooded lot when it became lodged in another tree nearby. As the men tried to pull it down, the timber, which was about 50 feet tall and 12 inches in diameter, fell toward them, crushing Mr. Shean. He was pronounced dead at the scene.*

* Items submitted by Paul M. Mautz, CTSP.