Franklin County man falls 50 feet out of a bucket truck

Benton, IL – 48 year old Todd William McWhirter fell 50 feet out of a bucket truck and landed directly on his back while trimming trees in Benton. He was trimming trees at Immanuel Baptist Church when the incident happened. A coworker went to McWhirter’s side, but he was unresponsive. McWirter was taken to Franklin Hospital Emergency Room, where he was pronounced dead. He was an employee of Myson’s Tree Service. It is unknown at this time what caused McWirter to fall from the bucket truck, but he was not wearing a safety harness.

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