CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Police in West Virginia have identified
the man killed in a Charleston tree trimming accident as
35-year-old Steven A. Robinette of Catlettsburg, Ky.
Robinette, an employee of Prichard Lawn Care of Ashland, Ky.,
died Monday when a limb estimated to weigh as much as 800 pounds
fell on him.
Police say Robinette and a co-worker were removing a smaller
tree. When the smaller tree was moved, a weak branch on a larger
tree nearby fell about 40 feet, hitting the victim.
Prichard Lawn Care had been contracted by Appalachian Electric
Power to clear rights of way around the utility's Greenbrier
A message left at Prichard was not returned.
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