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Folks I'm still shaking

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Posted: Sep 23, 2020 12:00 PM
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My neighbor is having some trees removed. I watched yesterday afternoon while they were removing the first tree. At 8:50 this morning I went out on the patio to feed the cat and heard the crew working again. I could not see the particular tree the climber was working on so I moved about ten feet to my left. I located the climber and he was about 70' up the tree and was moving around and all of a sudden he fell, he fell parralel to the ground and landed with a loud thud on his right side. I ran over expecting the worst. Miraculously he survived the fall, he has very serious injuries and multiple compound fractures. I don't know the eventual outcome nor do I know him, but I have prayed for him and am asking all of you to do the same. God knows who he is.

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Posted: Sep 23, 2020 12:01 PM
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Posted: Sep 23, 2020 12:03 PM
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God help him.

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Oh my goodness!

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Posted: Sep 23, 2020 12:03 PM
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That is awful. Prayers for this man. I am sorry you had to see that.

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Posted: Sep 23, 2020 12:08 PM
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That's heavy. That must have horrific.

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Posted: Sep 23, 2020 12:22 PM
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It was not pleasant, but I kept talking to him, kept him as still as possible, told him him to hang on that help was on the way.

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Posted: Sep 23, 2020 12:10 PM
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Prayers going up; God bless!


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Posted: Sep 23, 2020 12:11 PM
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prayers sent.

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Posted: Sep 23, 2020 12:24 PM
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Sending prayers for full recovery.


70 feet up in a tree and not tied-off !?!?!

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Posted: Sep 23, 2020 12:23 PM
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I certainly hope he's going to be OK but THAT is inexcusable.

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Re: 70 feet up in a tree and not tied-off !?!?!

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Posted: Sep 23, 2020 12:28 PM
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Yeah, hence the reason for my concern below....

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Re: 70 feet up in a tree and not tied-off !?!?!

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Posted: Sep 23, 2020 2:47 PM
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My same thoughts, was he not wearing his safety belt that prevents long falls!!!

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Posted: Sep 23, 2020 12:23 PM
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Prayers for both the man that fell, and for your neighbor if the company he hired wasn't insured <img border=">

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WOW!! Prayers for this man and his family!***

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Posted: Sep 23, 2020 12:25 PM
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Posted: Sep 23, 2020 12:28 PM
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Did you get it on video ?


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Posted: Sep 23, 2020 12:44 PM
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No. You must be kidding, it took about two seconds for him to land. If I had I would not reveal it to anyone.

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SMH...How insensitive of you to even ask that.***

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Posted: Sep 24, 2020 7:36 AM
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Posted: Sep 23, 2020 12:33 PM
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Posted: Sep 23, 2020 12:48 PM
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Praying now!

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Posted: Sep 23, 2020 12:57 PM
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Posted: Sep 23, 2020 1:00 PM
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Prayers sent for the man and for you.


70 feet huh?


Posted: Sep 23, 2020 1:02 PM
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would have killed him, and what kind of tree was this again, a 200 year old live oak?

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Posted: Sep 23, 2020 1:21 PM
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Re: 70 feet huh?

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Posted: Sep 23, 2020 2:55 PM
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Not many live oaks that tall, but could easily be a Loblolly Pine. I have many much taller than 70' on my property and if they needed to be cut down near a structure it would have to be topped out first. But, continue being cynical.

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Re: 70 feet huh?

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Posted: Sep 23, 2020 5:16 PM
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I said that I would never recognize you as a human being again some time ago. I will break my vow this one time to acknowledge you for the a hole that you really are. I could give a rats a what you think of me. This man is fighting for his life and all you can do is make snide remarks.

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any fall over 50 feet is immediate death, even on soft ground.


Posted: Sep 23, 2020 9:17 PM
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and being that you admit to not knowing the guy, and obviously not having an Xray machine handy, how many compound fractures did he have? It does not take much critical thinking to sniff out this BS.

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Re: any fall over 50 feet is immediate death, even on soft ground.

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Posted: Sep 23, 2020 9:37 PM
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You’re wrong, as usual.

If a person can survive a fall from 20,000 feet, I think surviving a fall from 70 feet is entirely possible.

https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/63088/how-far-can-you-fall-and-still-survive


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Posted: Sep 23, 2020 11:55 PM
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lollers good read.

PGS15 has a history of giving into hyperbole. I would not have called him out if I did not already know his posting habits. I am not doubting the story or his concern, just the details.

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as usual you are full of sheet

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Posted: Sep 24, 2020 2:12 AM
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https://www.ktvu.com/news/north-bay-teen-recovering-after-100-foot-fall-from-redwood-tree


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Like you're one to be calling out people on length

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Posted: Sep 24, 2020 8:58 AM
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details.


You're the one who is always telling FM that 3.5" is 10" . . . .

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Posted: Sep 23, 2020 1:04 PM
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Stuff like that never truly gets out of your memory. I once saw a guy get hit by a vehicle and he succumbed to his injuries. I also was the first to call in a drowning on Lake Keowee and was there for the EMS arrival. Thoughts and prayers for you and the victim.


Done. I fell out of a tree myself 6 weeks ago

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Posted: Sep 23, 2020 1:12 PM
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Fortunately it was only around 15 feet. Bad news is that I landed on our brick border which my back and side are still mad at me for.

Prayers for the man. HE's got a long road ahead of him.


Re: Done. I fell out of a tree myself 6 weeks ago

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Posted: Sep 23, 2020 2:53 PM
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And prayers for you!!!

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Re: Done. I fell out of a tree myself 6 weeks ago

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Posted: Sep 23, 2020 5:04 PM
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Thanks, but he needs more prayers than me. Good luck to you.

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Prayers sent, hope he recovers***

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Posted: Sep 23, 2020 1:20 PM
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Done.***

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Posted: Sep 23, 2020 1:21 PM
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He fell parallel to the ground! wow!

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Posted: Sep 23, 2020 1:25 PM
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Kidding aside prayers to this worker! Dangerous job!

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Posted: Sep 23, 2020 5:07 PM
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No kidding, he fell on his right side so tell me how would you describe his landing.

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Prayer sent.... for the worker and your neighbors sake I

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Posted: Sep 23, 2020 1:25 PM
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hope this tree company is licensed, bonded, and insured...

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Posted: Sep 23, 2020 1:48 PM
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fractured back in lower area, crushed right wrist (metal plate & 9 pins), tore up elbow & rotor cup.

Cost $60,000 and months to heal but fairly decent 4 years later but having bone density issues on both hips, so not shag dancing at my best form to say the least!

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Posted: Sep 24, 2020 12:00 AM
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Posted: Sep 23, 2020 1:45 PM
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Posted: Sep 23, 2020 2:14 PM
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Posted: Sep 23, 2020 2:31 PM
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Praying this poor man makes a full recovery. Horrible situation, for both of you as well as his family.

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Was this your neighbor or someone he hired?

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Posted: Sep 23, 2020 2:42 PM
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All the pros I’ve hired to trim/cut trees have always had ropes/harnessing to prevent just that issue.

Prayers for him.

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Re: Was this your neighbor or someone he hired?

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Posted: Sep 23, 2020 4:51 PM
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Hired

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Posted: Sep 23, 2020 2:42 PM
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Prayers for the climber.

Do you know the name of the tree service, my best friend owns Wilson Tree Service, he is out of Columbia.

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Posted: Sep 23, 2020 4:53 PM
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Yes, but for reasons I will not disclose the name. I will say this it was not Wilson.

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Posted: Sep 23, 2020 8:55 PM
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Thanks!!! I already called my friend, and his climber hasn't fell plus, he told me if was to catch any of his climbers not using safety belt, he would fire them before they could climb down out the tree. He has had one climber fall in 20 years, he was hurt pretty bad from 30 feet, and he doesn't climb anymore!!! He also said that pine tree was one of the worst for the climbing spurs coming loose, and not holding their dig in!!!

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Posted: Sep 23, 2020 2:48 PM
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Prayers sent.

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Posted: Sep 23, 2020 2:48 PM
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You will have ptsd for a while - I had an experience at a hotel restaurant. Was eating lunch when a suicide jumper landed 20 feet away. Still haunting, 15 years later. Sorry you had to experience that, and hope he survives.

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Posted: Sep 23, 2020 6:56 PM
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Thanks for the kind thoughts, I have been in a lot of tough situations in my life that prepared me for things like this. I too hope he pulls through. Thanks again.

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Posted: Sep 23, 2020 8:39 PM
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Prayers!!!


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Posted: Sep 23, 2020 8:48 PM
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So sorry. Praying for this man and for you also.


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Posted: Sep 23, 2020 8:49 PM
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:(


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Posted: Sep 23, 2020 9:17 PM
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dayum... 70 feet is a long way... he's lucky and had to hit

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Posted: Sep 23, 2020 9:37 PM
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just right to even survive the fall. I hope he recovers and you can get the mental image out of your mind.

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Posted: Sep 23, 2020 11:16 PM
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You can sue if someone's negligence cause you to witness something like. Seeing a co worker hurt or die is proximate cause for emotional distress. Just an interesting point not a recommendation.


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Posted: Sep 23, 2020 11:23 PM
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the good news is that you are alive


Posted: Sep 24, 2020 2:16 AM
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the bad news is you have $100,000 in hospital bills, 6 months of rehab, and your neighbor is suing you for emotional distress and his lawyer isn't backing down cause he wants his third

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Posted: Sep 23, 2020 11:38 PM
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Prayers for this poor man.

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Posted: Sep 24, 2020 8:48 AM
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Prayers for this man and you.

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