Man dies in tree trimming accident in South Knoxville

Man dies in tree trimming accident in South Knoxville

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Rural/Metro firefighters arrived to find the man dangling from his safety harness. Rural/Metro firefighters arrived to find the man dangling from his safety harness.

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - A man died after being hurt in a tree trimming accident Monday morning in South Knoxville.

The accident happened at a home on Tomassee Drive.

Rural/Metro firefighters arrived to find the man dangling from his safety harness.

They were unable to reach him, so members of the Knox County Rescue Squad were called in to assist. They used a pulley system to lower the man down.

He later died from his injures at the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

The victim's name has not been released at this time.

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