Man, 49, dies after falling from tree-trimming bucket truck

A Kalamazoo County tree trimmer who died in a fall Monday, is the 31st Michigan worker to die on the job so far this year.

SCHOOLCRAFT TOWNSHIP, MICH. - A 49-year-old man has died after falling from a tree-trimming bucket truck.

The Kalamazoo County sheriff's office says Wednesday that Ronald Lee Phillips tumbled 50 feet to the ground Monday outside a home in Schoolcraft Township, south of Grand Rapids.

The sheriff's office says it appears that part of a tree that was being removed fell in an unexpected way, causing Phillips to fall.

Phillips, of Three Rivers, was not wearing a safety harness.

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