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Tree trimmer dies in freak accident

2 years 7 months 4 weeks ago September 24, 2014 Sep 24, 2014 Wednesday, September 24 2014 September 24, 2014 7:51 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Trey Schmaltz

ST FRANCISVILLE - A tree trimmer died Wednesday after his rig collapsed while he was pruning trees.

The West Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office said Calvin Lofton, 44, was killed in the accident on Joe Daniel Road near Highway 10 around 3 p.m.

Lofton was in the bucket of a boom truck when a limb snapped and hit the boom. When the limb smashed the boom, the bucket broke off and Lofton fell 40 to 50 feet to the ground.

Lofton was pronounced dead at the scene, a spokesperson for the sheriff's office said.
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