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Police: Tree Service Worker Killed After Bucket Lift Malfunctions

4:29 PM, May 13, 2013   |    comments
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Winston-Salem, NC-- Police in Winston-Salem are investigating an accident that killed a man who was trimming trees.

According to Winston-Salem Police, the employee worked for Davey Tree Service. The fatal accident happened on Monday, while the person was trimming trees on property along the Silas Creek Parkway.

Police said while the victim was operating a bucket lift truck when the boom arm failed causing the victim to call into a creek on the property.

Emergency Services crews started CPR on the victim when they arrived, but he did not survive. North Carolina Dept. of Labor, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are now in charge of the investigation.

The victim has been sent to Baptist Hospital for an Autopsy.

The person's identity has not been released. 

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