Tree worker dies after being struck by a falling limb

Augusta, GA – 38-year-old Horace Neal Blalock died while working on a job in Augusta.

Reports say that Blalock and a co-worker were cutting down a tree at around 9:30 AM. Blalock was holding a line for the climber who was cutting the limb. The climber fell and the limb he was cutting came crashing down too, hitting Blalock.

The climber was reportedly uninjured but Blalock was taken to Augusta University ER and later transferred to Shock Trauma. He was later pronounced dead at 2:52 PM of blunt force trauma.

Horace Neal Blalock was an employee for Empire Tree and Turf.

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