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June 21, 2014

Tree trimmer dies after 60-foot fall in Gardner

A tree trimmer was killed Friday in Gardner after falling about 60 feet, police said.

The incident occurred just before noon in the 200 block of North Maple Street.

Gardner police said the 47-year-old man, whose name has not been released, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are investigating.

It was second fatal incident involving a tree trimmer in the Kansas City area this week. On Monday, a man working in Parkville was electrocuted when a piece of his equipment contacted a live wire.

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