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Posted by: thepinetree on 04/17/2017 11:59 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 04/17/2017 11:59 AM
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Young Man From Washington Died In Tragic Tree Work Fatality On Saturday

Twain Harte, CA...A young man from Washington perished in a tragic tree work fatality on Saturday. He becomes the second recent death. From the Tuolumne County Sheriff's Department "The young man who died Saturday from a tree accident in Twain Harte, is 21 year old Jorge Garcia Moctezuma from Washington. Jorge and his crew at Action Trees a company out of Kentucky, were working in the area under a tree removal contract through Trees Inc. and PG&E. Jorge was working on a 100 foot Ponderosa Tree and had just cut a 20 foot section from the top. The cut piece came down and swung back and forth causing the tree Jorge was on to break below him. The tree fell to the ground on Cedar Springs Road taking Jorge and live power lines with it. Emergency personnel arrived and sadly Jorge was deceased. The crew who witnessed this tragic event were very distraught. The Tuolumne County Sheriff's Office Chaplin was called and stayed on scene to be with the crew members.

The Sheriff's Coroner met with some of Jorge's family from Stockton at a local hotel where the crew stays.
We extend our condolences to Jorge's family, friends, crew, and to all who are touched by this tragic event.

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Posted on: 2017-04-17 12:10:37   By: Anonymous
Another young life taken, so sad. Our prayers are with the family. These dead trees are no joke and a company should not be putting a person in a dead tree who has very little experience! Heart felt prayers.

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Posted on: 2017-04-17 12:18:19   By: Anonymous
So so sorry for this man's loss

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Posted on: 2017-04-17 14:24:44   By: Anonymous

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    Posted on: 2017-04-17 15:03:47   By: Anonymous
    I have watched these men work and have been amazed!!! So sorry for your family's loss. If all of the local loggers and could have kept up with it is would have been nice but those who are willing and able to do the work were brought in.

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      Posted on: 2017-04-17 16:58:39   By: Anonymous
      FYI, only line clearance certified contractors can work for PG&E. Our local tree contractors are amazing and take very good care of us property owners who don't have PG&E trees to be removed. Just wanted to clarify that we've had great success with our tree company in keeping up with the dead trees. PG&E doesn't put out to bid to our locals.

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    Posted on: 2017-04-17 22:00:24   By: Anonymous

    In his memory it will be Taco Monday and Tuesday!!

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Posted on: 2017-04-17 17:15:56   By: Anonymous
Why are gov contracts non local?

This happens over and over.

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Posted on: 2017-04-17 20:39:04   By: Anonymous
Why are these tree co. using such young cutters? I was an Arborist for 20 years, we all learned on the job but we did not send young inexperienced guys up into the canopy.
I have seen these kinds of accidents more times than I would like and they are preventable with the right kind of experience (years).

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    Posted on: 2017-04-17 22:57:03   By: Anonymous

    One less trying to get all his illegal aliens friends into our great country!!

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