A 49-year-old tree surgeon was removing a tree from a local school’s grounds when the part of a branch hit him causing severe damage.
It is believed that the employee was using a chainsaw to cut a tree down, starting from the top of the tree on a pair of ladders.
The employee was cutting a branch down near the top of the tree, when it swung down and hit the ladder the worker was standing on, causing him to fall to the ground where he landed on his back causing him to sustain permanent spinal injuries. It has been confirmed that he is now unable to walk again and will remain in a wheelchair for the rest of his life.
Due to this accident at work, there was investigation that took place and it was confirmed that there was no safe system of work in place, the ladder was not secure