I heard he was wearing helmet. Worked for a reputable tree service, no way the crew was not wearing PPE. I posted on a local Carver, MA news report asking if there was an update on his condition:Wonder if he was wearing a helmet?
Yeah I was just chatting with another tree worker about that, the huge problem with local media in general is that the reporting tends to support people's beliefs rather than seek actual good info and use that in the report. No one's lost audience or money supporting people's unfounded fears.I like how the reporter starts out by saying, "this is actually a lesson that it's really not safe to do ANYTHING in these conditions" SO, Emergency Hazardous Tree Removal is a pretty mundane thing to be doing, and if you can't even do that in this weather, you really shouldn't be doing anything!
But, I am sorry to hear about the accident!
Glad you're ok, so many ways to get hurt, unfortunately.I actually lost my balance and fell off our bandit the other day while changing the knives. The wrench slipped off a bolt I was trying to break loose. It was parked at the shop next to another chipper. I landed on my feet, but momentum carried me into the other machine and I bounced my temple of the crank for the chute. Still hurts. Got pretty lucky I think. No helmet. Didn’t think I needed one.