OCTOBER 26, 2016
RAMSEY, NEW JERSEY
A falling tree limb killed a worker who was helping to cut down a tree in Ramsey Wednesday afternoon.
Neighbors say workers from Northern Tree Service were cutting down a tree along Peach Hill Road around 3 p.m. The limb they had just cut fell nearly 100 feet, striking one of the workers.
Neighbor Kyu Lee says the other workers were distraught and tried to perform CPR to save their co-workers.
Worker killed when hit by part of tree being cut down in Ramsey, New Jersey
By ABBOTT KOLOFF
RAMSEY, NEW JERSEY — A worker for a tree service company was fatally struck by part of a tree that was being cut down at town homes on Peach Hill Court on Wednesday afternoon, Police Chief Bryan Gurney said.
Gurney did not provide the man’s identity or other details about the accident, saying he would release more information on Thursday. The chief said that the man was working at the Peach Hill town homes with other tree service workers when the accident occurred about 3 p.m.
The victim was taken by ambulance to the Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Suffern, N.Y., where he was pronounced dead Wednesday evening, Gurney said about 8:30 p.m. He said he did not have information to release about where the man resided.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration had investigators at the scene, the chief said. OSHA could not be reached on Wednesday night.