It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of IBEW 1245 member and Line Clearance Tree Trimmer Ramon Ayala. Brother Ayala, age 49, was working for Synergy in San Jose when he was involved in what appears to have been a 14.5-foot fall on Monday, October 23.
Ayala suffered numerous severe injuries as a result of this fall and was on life support and in an induced coma while these injuries were assessed. His medical team eventually determined that there would be no coming back from these injuries. He was subsequently taken off life support on Sunday, October 29. Ayala was an organ donor, which allowed some of his organs to be donated to others in need.
Ayala leaves behind a loving partner, Alma, and their family, which consisted of her three children and one of his own. A viewing will be held on Nov. 8, and the funeral will be on Nov. 9, at 1:00 pm at Oak Hill Funeral Home, 300 Curtner Ave in San Jose.
Brother Ayala is the fourth tree trimmer to lose his life while working in IBEW 1245 jurisdiction over the past 12 months. The investigation into this incident is still ongoing.