Man trapped underwater after being pinned underneath backyard aerial lift

Rogers, MN – 45-year-old Will Hammer is lucky to be alive after being trapped underwater after the lift he was using tipped over. The incident happened shortly before 12 PM when authorities were alerted to a piece of heavy equipment that had fallen into an icy storm pond. Hammer was pinned underneath the lift when it tipped on a steep, slippery incline.

Hammer’s chin and nose were barely above the waterline while first responders used a front-end loader to upright the machine. The first attempt caused the lift fall further into the water so the crew came up with a new plan. They then used a tow truck anchored to the front end loaders and began to upright the lift. The attempt was successful. They were able to free Hammer’s arm that was trapped and keeping him under the water.

Hammer is recovering at the hospital with a broken pelvis, major injuries to his right arm and facial injuries.

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Scenario-based learning game lets students design forest-friendly virtual worlds

Scenario-based learning game lets students design forest-friendly virtual worlds

Using a newly launched scenario-based learning game, pre-teens can try their hand at building a better world in the classroom — one based on a deeper understanding of the ways in which forests and trees can make our cities greener, healthier and happier places to live.

International Day of Forest photo contest winner announced

International Day of Forest photo contest winner announced

Edwin Loyola of the Philippines is the 2018 winner of the International Day of Forests photo contest organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The winner will receive an award at the biennial session of the FAO Committee on Forestry (COFO) in Rome, Italy in July 2018.

DIY vs. Professional Lawn Care Services in Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton, PA

Life is full of choices—some easier to decide upon than others. When it comes to deciding whether to pursue DIY lawn care or use professional lawn care services in Allentown, Bethlehem, or Easton, PA, that decision may feel overwhelming as there’s a lot to consider.

On one hand, you don’t want to pay for a service that you could do yourself. On the other, you aren’t completely confident about your abilities to produce a professional-looking lawn on your own.

It’s one of those decisions that you may keep going back and forth on. Instead of becoming overwhelmed, we’ve laid it all out so that you can decide what option is best for you.

Tree trimmer dies from electrocution in Camarillo

Camarillo, CA – An unidentified man died while trimming a palm tree in Camarillo on Friday afternoon. The incident happened at around 2:30 PM. When emergency crews arrived they found the man unresponsive and up in the tree. Crews could not retrieve the man until the power was re-routed. By 6 PM that evening crews retrieved the man and had confirmed that he had been electrocuted. The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health was called to the scene to conduct an investigation.

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