Tree climber dies in an accident in Providence Township

Providence Township, PA – 35-year-old Milton Tiru died in an accident in southern Lancaster County.

Emergency personnel responded to the scene at about 6:35 PM to reports of a man who was hanging from a climbing harness, 50 feet up a tree.

Rescuers were able to get TIru from the tree but canceled the call for a helicopter and instead asked for the state police to respond. Tiru died of his injuries.

According to his cousin Eliezer Santiago, they were working on the tree in the backyard of a customer’s house when a piece of the tree swung and hit Tiru in the chest.

Milton Tiru owned LumberJack Boyz Tree Service.

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