Tuolumne County Sheriff Department Releases Identity of Deceased Tree Trimmer

Twain Harte, CA – 21 year old Jorge Garcia Moctezuma died on Saturday while removing a tree in Tuolumne County. According to the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office, Moctezuma was working in the area under a tree removal contract through Trees Inc. and PG&E. He was employed by Action Trees out of Kentucky. Moctezuma was working to remove a 100 foot Ponderosa Pine when he cut a 20 foot section of the top. The cut piece swung back and forth causing the tree to break below where Moctezuma was tied in. The tree fell taking Jorge and power lines down with it. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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