Renee Curiel, an IBEW Local 1245 Line Clearance Tree Trimmer for Davey Tree Surgery, was fatally injured on Sept. 27.
Curiel, 26, was felling trees in the aftermath of the “Chips Fire” near Canyon Dam, CA. He was clearing trees near a 60kV line coming out of Butts Lake when he was struck by a 67-foot tree top that was knocked out of an adjacent tree when it was struck by the tree he was felling.
Local 1245 Business Representative Carl Lamers was on site the next day with CalOSHA and company officials to assist with the investigation.
The union offers its condolences to the friends, family and co-workers of Brother Renee Curiel.