PPL contractor dies in Martic Township

Martic Township, PA – 29-year-old Manuel C. DeJesus died while working in a bucket truck on Thursday afternoon.

Reports say that emergency personnel were dispatched around 4:30 PM to the scene. Lancaster County Coroner Dr. Stephen Diamantoni said DeJesus was in the air in a bucket truck cutting when his chainsaw got stuck in the tree. While he was trying to free the saw, part of the tree broke and pinned him in the bucket.

DeJesus was from Guatemala and worked for a utility line-clearance company and PPL contractor.

“We are gathering information on what happened, and we’ll coordinate with any investigating agencies,” PPL spokesman Joe Nixon said, adding that safety remains PPL’s priority and thoughts and prayers go out to DeJesus’ family. 

For more information; https://lancasteronline.com/news/local/man-who-was-killed-in-martic-township-while-cutting-tree/article_4c8d0e48-072d-11ea-bdc3-0f45932176ff.html


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