Manchester NH city arborist hospitalized after being stung by hundreds of bees

Manchester, NH – A Manchester, New Hampshire city worker was stung by hundreds of bees after disturbing a large honeybee nest. The victim, who was only identified as a man in his 40s, was cutting down a tree that had been damaged by a recent storm. He was harnessed into the bucket truck several feet off the ground when he hit the hive. Bees swarmed the man and reports say he was stung over 200 times.

A co-worker on the ground heard the man’s screams and lowered the bucket but his colleague fell out and upside down, still held by the harness, in his attempt to escape. Several neighbors also rushed to the man’s aid. In total, six people were stung hundreds of times.

One neighbor, Randy Graham, was stung over 30 times but was able to unhook the man from the platform of the bucket truck. Graham brought him to a nearby property and hosed the victim down. The city worker was taken to the hospital in stable condition.

Don Pinard, the Director of the Parks and Rec Department, says his employee was stung in the head chest and arms and was very swollen when he visited him at the hospital.

“The nurse in the emergency room told me he was very, very, lucky,” Pinard said. “When I was in the room with him there were three people working on him that were actually with tweezers pulling the stingers out of him. They said they lost count after a hundred something.”

For more information; https://boston.cbslocal.com/2018/07/19/manchester-new-hampshire-bees/

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Tree service owner dies after tree unexpectedly falls on him

Healdsburg, CA – 48-year-old Luis Garcia, the owner of Ponce Tree Removal Service, died when a tree he was cutting down fell on him. Reports say that Garcia was working on Wednesday afternoon in Healdsburg. He was cutting down a tree with a chainsaw when the tree unexpectedly snapped and fell on top of him. Two employees rushed to his aid and began CPR but their attempts to revive him were unsuccessful. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Cal-OSHA is investigating the cause of the accident.

For more information; http://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/8551471-181/tree-service-owner-killed-by?sba=AAS

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https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2018/07/19/tree-service-owner-killed-by-falling-tree-in-sonoma-county/

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Vermeer headquarters hit by tornado

On Thursday July 19th, Vermeer headquarters in Pella, Iowa was hit by a tornado causing significant damage.

According to a statement from Vermeer CEO Jason Andringa, several buildings had structural damage and work at the facility has been canceled through Friday.

Plant numbers 5 and 6 had significant structural damage that would limit the company’s ability to continue their operations. The waste management facility is a total loss. Plant numbers 4, 7 and the advanced systems and testing facility will require a structural assessment to determine the extent of the damage. The remaining buildings were not damaged, Andringa said.

The tornado hit as the agricultural equipment manufacturing company was celebrating its 70th anniversary. The event brought about 400 customers and businesses to the facility from around the world.

Seven people were treated for injuries at an area hospital but all employees and guests have been accounted for.

Pella police praised Vermeer for following its emergency response protocol and getting employees to shelter quickly.

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FAO and the Natural Resources Institute Finland sign memorandum of understanding

FAO and the Natural Resources Institute Finland sign memorandum of understanding

A memorandum of understanding was signed today between FAO and the Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) that focuses on the provision of joint support to strengthen capacities in the sustainable and integrated management of natural resources in order to forge closer links in the key areas of climate change, food security and the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Investing in forestry education for a sustainable future

Investing in forestry education for a sustainable future

A global panel exchanged experience and knowledge on the importance of investing in forest education in order to raise understanding and awareness among children and young adults of the sustainable use of forests at a high level World Forest Week session at FAO headquarters in Rome on Wednesday.

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