Man from Athol dies after falling 30 feet out of a tree

Medway, MA – 38-year-old Lewis P. Umbenhower III died after falling from a tree. According to a statement released by the town, emergency crews responded to the scene to find a man who fell approximately 30 feet out of a tree.

The preliminary investigation indicates that Umbenhower was cutting a portion of a tree when he fell.

Emergency medical aid was administered by first responders from Medway and he was transported to Milford Regional Medical Center. Umbenhower, unfortunately, died from his injuries.

The incident is under investigation by members of the Medway Police Department assisted by the CPAC unit out of the Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office and investigators from Occupational Safety & Health Administration.

Umbenhower’s mother told WCVB he was an independent contractor who’d been working for various companies as an arborist for 20 years.

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