Tree care fatality

A man working for a tree care company died on Wednesday morning after the vehicle mounted aerial lift/bucket truck he was working from overturned at a home in Silver Spring Maryland.

The man, 60, was pronounced dead at the scene. We have minimal specific detail regarding what happened here, the outriggers/stabilisers appear to have been set up properly, leaving the most likely cause as an overload.

There are those in the tree care industry that do use the lift to lift small tree limbs down, whether that is what happened we do not know, but hope that the OSHA investigation will clarify the cause.
Photos courtesy Montgomery County Fire Service