Legal news for Georgia construction accident attorneys. A logger was killed on his property after a tree fell on top of him.
Georgia construction accident lawyer alerts-A worker was left dead after a pine tree fell on him.
Atlanta, GA—A fallen tree left a Fulton County logger dead on his Chattahoochee Hills property. The logger was reportedly cutting rotten trees when one fell on him. The fatal accident happened on Monday, September 14, 2009 around 10:00 a.m., along Hutcheson Ferry Road near Palmetto, as reported by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
According to police officials, John F. Thompson II, 60, was killed when he was cutting down rotten pine trees at his home. Thompson was reportedly cutting a tree and it started to fall, but got caught up on a branch of another tree. Thompson then began to cut the other tree to release the already cut one. As Thompson was cutting the tree, the stuck tree fell on top of him. Several members of his crew, which included his son, were busy cutting other trees when the accident occurred. The crew members didn’t see the crash, and heard Thompson’s chain saw roaring, so they assumed he was still working. Thirty minutes later, one of the loggers found Thompson’s body underneath the foliage of the fallen tree. Thompson was reportedly already dead when the workers found him. Thompson is the owner of Thompson Timber, a logging company that has been in operation for over 70 years. Police officials reportedly ruled the fatal incident an accident.
Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news article for construction accident lawyers in Georgia