Tree Trimmer Killed in Accident in DeKalb County, Georgia

March 10, 2019

DEKALB COUNTY, GA. – According to a news report published online by, a tree trimmer was killed in an accident in DeKalb County, Georgia. The details of the accident are unclear, but the trimmer somehow became suspended upside down in a tree, and rescuers could not reach him.*

The incident occurred on Saturday, March 2, in DeKalb County. A crew of tree trimmers was working in a neighborhood on Pleasant Forest Drive, when one of the workers somehow fell from the tree. Neighbors in the area told rescue crews that a branch or limb hit the worker, according to WSB-TV. The worker was left hanging upside down 50 feet above the ground, tangled in wires. 

Neighbors tried to help him, but they could not reach, the news story said. 

“You could see one of the workers was hung up in the tree,” a neighbor told reporters. “He was hanging upside down. It was rough because there’s nothing you could do. One of the guys climbed up there to try to help him, but you couldn’t. It was terrible.”

DeKalb County Fire Rescue said because the tree had just been trimmed, few branches remained on it. This made the task of getting up and out to the worker difficult. Rescuers were not able to reach the man in time. The cause of death has not yet been reported, according to WSB-TV. The worker was only identified as a 26-year-old man from Guatemala. 

The tree trimming truck at the scene belonged to Perez G. Tree Services, according to WSB-TV. No further information has been reported. 

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