Posted: Dec 14, 2011 4:38 AM by Kate Richards
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Firefighters say a tree trimmer working in Fort Collins has died.
Patrick Love of Poudre Fire Authority says rescuers found the man unconscious Tuesday afternoon in a tree, suspended from a safety harness about 40 feet off the ground. A branch may have hit him while he was working. The Coloradoan reports a roughly 30 foot-long branch was resting on his shoulders.
Investigators are considering the death an industrial accident.