Wasps swarm landscaper before fatal fall in Jacksonville Beach

Jacksonville Beach, FL – 57-year-old Joseph English died of his injuries after falling off a ladder while trimming a tree. English who worked for Daddy and Girls landscaping, was trimming a palm tree on Saturday when he disturbed a wasp nest.

A co-worker said she heard English yell and when she looked up, she saw him drop a hand saw he’d been using. English was trying to come down the ladder rungs when he appeared to let go and fall backward. He fell onto a brick pathway next to a driveway of a home at about 2:30 PM.

English died Sunday at Memorial Hospital, a day after he suffered severe head trauma, a broken back, and other injuries.

For more information; https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/florida/articles/2018-08-07/report-wasps-swarmed-tree-trimmer-before-fatal-fall

http://www.jacksonville.com/news/20180806/tree-trimmer-fell-as-wasps-swarmed-him-in-jacksonville-beach

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