Tree worker dies after log pins him inside skid steer cab

Richmond, RI – 25-year-old Richard Mopps died after a log fell onto the cab of the skid steer he was operating.

According to Police, Mopps was operating a skid steer loader with a grapple attachment at a work site at about 3 PM Tuesday when the tree trunk being hoisted pitched forward and fell onto the vehicle’s cab. The force bent the safety bar of the driver’s compartment, pinning Mopps.

He was removed by firefighters using a cutting tool but died in the ambulance on the way to the hospital.

For more information; https://www.wpri.com/news/local-news/south-county/man-suffers-serious-injuries-while-removing-trees-from-richmond-yard/2034333336

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/rhode-island/articles/2019-05-29/police-man-dies-when-tree-trunk-falls-on-vehicles-cab

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