Weather
The Pine Tree, News for Calaveras County and Beyond Weather
Amador Angels Camp Arnold Bear Valley Copperopolis Murphys San Andreas Valley Springs Moke Hill/West Point Tuolumne
News
Business Directory
Weather & Roads
Sports
Real Estate
Search
Weekly & Grocery Ads
Entertainment
Life & Style
Government
Law Enforcement
Business
Wine News
Health & Fitness
Home & Garden
Food & Dining
Religion & Faith
Frogtown USA
Legal Notices
Calendar
Polls
Columns
Free Classifieds
Letters to the Editor
Obituaries
About Us

Coming Soon...
Thursday, Aug 17
10:00 AM Summertime Tours
10:00 AM Summertime Tours At Angels Camp Museum
Friday, Aug 18
06:00 PM Sip N’ Paint with Artist Mary Sexton
07:00 PM Music At Bistro Espresso
Saturday, Aug 19
06:00 PM “Flight Night” at Tanner Vineyards Saturdays, June 24 – September 2
06:30 PM GABA Concert Series Live Music In Arnold
Sunday, Aug 20
All Day Make Plans To Play In The 2017 Sequoia Woods Men's Club Benefit Golf Tournament
10:00 AM The Farmers Market At The Square is Back Every Sunday Till October
01:00 PM 2017 Annual Charity Classic Golf Tournament Sponsored by Sequoia Woods Country Club Men's and Wo
Tuesday, Aug 22
10:00 AM Marisolio Tasting Bar - Gluten Free & Fancy Free
12:00 PM Build your Wordpress Website
04:30 PM Freedom From Smoking Class Begins in July
Wednesday, Aug 23
All Day Overeaters Anonymous meeting
Thursday, Aug 24
10:00 AM Summertime Tours
10:00 AM Summertime Tours At Angels Camp Museum
05:00 PM Murphys "Classic Car Night"
Friday, Aug 25
07:00 PM Music At Bistro Espresso
Saturday, Aug 26
04:00 PM Hoedown for Habitat
06:00 PM “Flight Night” at Tanner Vineyards Saturdays, June 24 – September 2
Sunday, Aug 27
04:30 AM Advance Your Photography
10:00 AM The Farmers Market At The Square is Back Every Sunday Till October
Tuesday, Aug 29
06:30 PM CHP San Andreas Hosts Teen Driving Class
Wednesday, Aug 30
All Day Overeaters Anonymous meeting

Search Announcements




Log In
Username

Password

Remember Me



Posted by: thepinetree on 04/17/2017 11:59 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 04/17/2017 11:59 AM
Expires: 01/01/2022 12:00 AM
:

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.


Comments - Make a comment
The comments are owned by the poster. We are not responsible for its content. We value free speech but remember this is a public forum and we hope that people would use common sense and decency. If you see an offensive comment please email us at news@thepinetree.net
No Subject
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.

[Reply ]

No Subject
Posted on: 2017-04-17 12:18:19   By: Anonymous
 
So so sorry for this man's loss

[Reply ]

No Subject
Posted on: 2017-04-17 14:24:44   By: Anonymous
 


[Reply ]

    Re:
    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.

    [Reply ]

      Re:
      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.

      [Reply ]

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

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

    [Reply ]

No Subject
Posted on: 2017-04-17 17:15:56   By: Anonymous
 
Why are gov contracts non local?

This happens over and over.

[Reply ]

No Subject
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).

[Reply ]

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

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

    [Reply ]


What's Related
These might interest you as well
Local News

Photo Albums

Calendar

phpws Business Directory


Mark Twain Medical Center
Meadowmont Pharmacy
Century 21 Sierra Properties
Bear Valley Real Estate
Bear Valley Cross Country
Cedar Creek Realty
Cave, Mine & Zip Lines
Fox Security
Bistro Espresso
Pinnacle Physical Therapy
Chatom Winery
Middleton's Furniture
Bear Valley Mountain Resort
Paul D. Bertini
Premier Properties
High Country Spa & Stove

Ebbetts Pass Scenic Byway
Sierra Logging Museum
Calaveras Mentoriing
Jenny's Kitchen




Copyright © The Pine Tree 2005-2017