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Falling Tree In Ramsey Kills Worker From Rockland

At the scene
At the scene Photo Credit: ABC 7 Eyewitness News photo
The accident occurred just before 3 p.m. on Peach Hill Court.
The accident occurred just before 3 p.m. on Peach Hill Court. Photo Credit: GoogleMaps

RAMSEY, N.J. ( UPDATE ) -- A 30-year-old tree service worker from Rockland County was killed Wednesday afternoon in Ramsey when a large part of a tree fell on him, authorities confirmed.

The victim, a father of two from New City, was part of a tree service crew by the Peach Hill Townhouse Community to do work on the property, Police Chief Bryan Gurney said Thursday morning.

Members of the Ramsey Police Department and Ramsey Ambulance Corps administered first aid for upper body and head injuries, Gurney said.

He was then taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, where he was pronounced dead just after 3:30 p.m., he said.

The Bergen County Sheriff’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation and representatives of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration responded, as well, the chief said.

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