Tree service worker dies after fall from tree

Posted at 8:16 AM, Sep 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-21 08:16:20-04

Amherst Police tell 7 Eyewitness News a tree service contractor fell to his death while on a job earlier Saturday morning.

The incident happened shortly after 10 a.m. on Hopkins Road in North Amherst. Christopher Gordan, 39, of Niagara Falls was contracted to do a tree service job when he fell 35 feet to the ground.

Police say Gordan was in the tree, cutting a large limb, when a second limb became dislodged and knocked Gordan out of the tree.

Gordan was taken to Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.




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