Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 10-277

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • September 25, 2010
    • Contact Person:
    • Deputy Larry McKinnon : lmckinno@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8094

    Tree Trimmer Killed In Freak Accident

    Victim is killed while clearing trees.

    • Saturday
    • September 25, 2010
    • Time: 3:30 PM
    • 12911 Golf Crest Trail
    • Tampa,Fl
    Victim: Miguel Vargas, dob: 08-29-66
    8610 N. Mulberry St., Tampa,FL
    The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call involving a tree trimmer killed while working with a wood chipper. The victim was feeding bundles of tree branches into the chipper when the victim became entangled in a rope that was wrapped around the tree branches.

    As the victim fought from being pulled into the wood chipper, the force of the rope pulling against him caused fatal injuries

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