Tree Trimmer Dies After Falling 20 Feet at Long Island Park

Stony Brook, NY – 45 year old Erik Halvorsen, owner of Norse Tree Service, died after he fell 20 feet while attempting to cut down the tree. Halvorsen was cutting down a tree in Avalon Park & Preserve. He was 50 feet up when the trunk of the tree splintered and trapped him against the tree. Halvorsen was wearing a safety harness and attempted to free himself, but fell 20 feet. An employee was able to lower him to the ground. Halvorsen was transported by a St. James Fire Department ambulance to Stony Brook University Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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