Tree worker dies after a tree falls on him in Oldham County

Oldham County, KY – 33-year-old Benjamin Oliver died after a tree he was cutting down fell on him.

According to Police, Oliver was part of a tree crew hired to cut down a large tree at an Oldham County property. He cut a wedge in the base of a tree he was preparing to fell. As he tried to move to the rear of the tree to finish the cut, the tree snapped and fell on him.

Co-workers were unable to move the tree and asked the homeowners to call 911.

Oliver was pronounced dead at the scene around 2:30 PM.

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