Tree worker fatality

A man trimming tree limbs from a truck mounted work platform, died in Swansea, Massachusetts earlier today, apparently after he was struck by a tree limb he had cut away from the main trunk - according a statement from the local police.

The man, tree worker Taylor Bowen, 28, was lowered from the platform of the bucket truck and rushed to hospital in Rhode Island where he was later declared dead.
The incident, which occurred at a residential address, is being investigated by the local police, State Police and OSHA.


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