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Tree trimmer dies on the job in Corbin

From The News Journal

An employee with a tree service company was killed Friday afternoon while working at a Corbin residence.

Whitley County Coroner Andy Croley said the man, whose name has not yet been released, was working on a tree at a residence in Tattersall Estates, off of Fifth Street Road, when he was struck in the head by a falling branch.

“It wasn’t a very large branch, but it fell from a significant height,” Croley said.

Oak Grove firefighters and Whitley County EMS were paged to the scene at 17 Citation Trail at approximately 12:15 p.m.

Firefighters had set up a landing zone at the football field across from Oak Grove School as it was initially planned to fly him from the scene.

The victim was instead taken by ambulance to Baptist Health Corbin where he was pronounced dead at approximately 1 p.m.

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