Tree trimmer dies after falling 60-70 feet.

March 30, 2022

Tree trimmer dies after falling 60-70 feet.

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CLAYBANKS TOWNSHIP — A 60-year-old Ovid, Michigan man working as a commercial tree trimmer plummeted 60-70 feet from a tree and died Tuesday afternoon, March 29, shortly before 1 p.m., according to the Michigan State Police, Hart post.

Despite life saving efforts, the man was pronounced dead at the scene. 

“MIOSHA (Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration) is assisting in the investigation,” said MSP. “Foul play is not suspected, and it appears that it is a tragic accident. 

“In addition to MIOSHA, troopers were assisted at the scene by Grant Township Fire and Rescue, Life EMS, Oceana County Victim Services and the Oceana County Medical Examiner’s Office.”

According to dispatch information, the incident occurred at a residence located on South Sunset Drive.

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