TCIA Fatality And Near Miss Report

We kindly ask that you take time to review the incident(s) below and consider using it as a basis for, or incorporation into, a tailgate safety meeting. You may also consider posting the notice in your shop.


It is our hope that you will take some action with this notice as you deem appropriate for your company.

The following is from the news report, and is not a TCIA statement:


Man electrocuted in Cape Coral

Cape Coral, Florida


A man was electrocuted and died, Saturday, while he was trimming a tree for a client on Vendome Court, off Cape Coral Street.


This report was published May 27, 2017 by Full Report

The following is from the news report, and is not a TCIA statement:


Wife heartbroken after husband killed in tree trimming accident

Dekalb County, Georgia


A wife and mother of four is left with more questions than answers after her husband was killed cutting down a tree.


This report was published May 30, 2017 by Full Report

By the Numbers


Tree Care Related Incidents 2016


Report an Accident or Close Call


Have you heard about a recent accident or near miss (close call) in your area? Please email Peter at and describe the event. We will include it in our reporting. Stay safe!

Most incidents will have enough information and photos or videos to facilitate safety discussions with employees. Some may only be a notification of fatality with limited details, but will help to remind employees of how critical safety is in the tree care industry. You may also review the next issue of TCI Magazine for a full list of accident briefs for the month.


Please note: The incidents chosen for notification are only a sample of events and are related directly to commercial tree care. They involve fatalities, and on occasion near misses with rescues. We believe they will help you facilitate safety awareness and training. They will not and cannot cover all incidents affecting commercial tree care.


If you are not sure how to use this information for safety training or want to learn about TCIA’s safety training program, call us at 800-733-2622.

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