The coroner has advised of the death of a tree surgeon on 23rd November 2016 and issued a ‘Report to prevent further deaths’ under Regulation 28 of the Coroners (Investigations) Regulations 2013.

The deceased was an experienced tree surgeon. Whilst carrying out work the tree surgeon fell approximately 50ft from a conifer tree. The tree surgeon’s life line and flip line were not attached in correct positions, resulting in him being pulled from the tree.

The Arboricultural Association has issued a Safety Bulletin drawing attention to the content of key industry good practice guides.

Click the link below to download the Safety Bulletin.

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