Tree trimmer falls 60 feet to his death in Madison

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MADISON, Ala. ( – A tree trimmer fell to his death while on the job Friday afternoon in Madison.

That’s according to our news partners at, The Huntsville Times.

Madison County Coroner Craig Whisenant confirmed 47-year-old Jason Buckley of Union Grove was flipped from a bucket and fell 60 feet to his death after a limb he was cutting struck the bucket’s arm.

Buckley was working on Silver Creek Circle near Wall Triana Highway in Madison when the accident occurred.

The coroner tells Buckley was not wearing a safety harness.

Whisenant was not sure who owned the tree trimming business. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Arab Heritage Memorial Chapel.

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    • Moe

      Joe blow down the street that trims trees for a living is not covered under OSHA. Now if it were Asplundh or a company like them with more than 15 workers on payroll.

  • Nuclear Mike

    If you hire tree cutting services, then be VERY sure to observe their work as you as the home owner can be held for some liability on your property for personal injuries should the individuals fail to practice safety by not wearing restraints in the life buckets or when climbing trees…gravity does not forgive.

  • rw

    Buck’s Tree Service has done numerous jobs at my plant in Decatur around high voltage lines and very large trees very professionally and without incident. I don’t know what happened in Madison but Mr. Buckley was always very careful and did an excellent job for the plant. God speed.

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