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Another tragic death.

By the sounds of the story the guy was hard pushed to complete an under quoted job in an unrealistic time frame.

He tied in at the top of the tree,came down to put a gob in and must have left his tip in as the top went over...the top took him down 70 ft to his death.

Leaves a wife and 2 kids

Just bloody awful

Is this happening too often now..?

Thoughts..

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/tree-surgeon-took-selfie-joked-13980878.amp

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Yeah read this before.  It is really hard to understand exactly what happened I guess.  Not sure trying to put blame on the job being underpriced is really fair but you can't deny it could have contributed.

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Sad story.. stay safe out there folks... it’s damn hard to put problems and worries and stresses and dead lines to one side and concentrate on a job, no one is perfect.
thoughts out to his family and the people who witnessed it happen.

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1 hour ago, sean said:

Hadn’t taken his anchor out by the sounds of it? 

Yeah sounds like thats whats happened.

Ive done it myself-left my high tip in just to cut the gob in then pull my rope down.

Bloody shame..

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very very sad news to read about, cant help wondering if putting in a gob whilst tied to the top of the stem is a good idea!??, heard of a few accidents and near misses this way.

rip.

carl

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5 hours ago, Steve Bullman said:

Yeah read this before.  It is really hard to understand exactly what happened I guess.  Not sure trying to put blame on the job being underpriced is really fair but you can't deny it could have contributed.

70 odd trees in 4 days is a massive ask!!

 

So sad! Thoughts go out to his family!

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too much to do with too little time and thinking too much that it matters so much to get it done -  leads to shortcuts and making simple mistakes - mistakes when playing our game can be life-changing experiences or this case life ending.  This stuff is tragic to read about, really sorry for his family. 

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Bloody shame - looks a competent and sorted climber in the shot. Fact that he voiced such concerns on the job ( ridiculous quote by the way ) is the main matter , worrying yr gonna complete on time fr yr dodgy boss , K

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