Does your tree care company have an outstanding safety program? Or perhaps one of your crew members goes above and beyond to promote jobsite safety? Consider submitting to the TCIA Safety Awards, which recognize tree care professionals and companies who are committed to professional safety practices in the workplace.
Sidewalk repairs doomed over 3,000 trees that were toppled by strong winds and storms last June, prompting recommendations to prevent such a massive treefall during future storms, according to an article published by the Star Tribune.
Trees located near sidewalks in Minneapolis’ boulevards that underwent reconstruction in the past five years were twice as likely to fall over as those near sidewalks with no repairs.This happened because sidewalk or street repairs can damage some of the tree's strongest roots, the article asserts.
The president of a La Mesa-based business that buys and renovates houses pleaded not guilty Wednesday to several criminal charges, including violating safety standards, stemming from a fatal tree-trimming accident last year, according to a report on CBS8.com.
A series of severe storms has been raging through parts of the Midwest, South and Eastern United States since Sunday. The violent weather stretched from Iowa and Oklahoma to states across the south, including deadly tornadoes in Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee. Due to ongoing heavy rain, flash flood watches have been issued from Northern Florida up to New England. As residents recover from these events, the U.S.
The Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) reviewed 158 occupational tree care accidents reported by the media in 2013. Of these accidents, 79 were fatal. The average age of the deceased was 40.6, and the average age of the serious accident victim was 37.7.