Tree trimmer killed after branch strikes aerial bucket
Detroit – A 52-year-old tree trimmer has been killed after a large branch he cut struck the aerial bucket platform he was standing in.
Detroit police say the man was about three stories up and cutting down a large tree in northwest Detroit about 9:45 a.m. Friday when he was knocked to the ground.
WDIV-TV reports that the tree trimming company was contracted by the city.
Police say the death is under investigation, but appears to be accidental.