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.
For more information; https://www.hometownsource.com/press_and_news/free/team-effort-saves-victim-from-drowning-in-rogers/article_d713e736-2e07-11e8-a3c6-8ff767deff49.html
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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.
Read about major recent and forthcoming activities of FAO Forestry and its partners in the latest issue of the Department’s e-newsletter, inFO news.
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.
Investing in green spaces can help transform cities into more sustainable, resilient, healthy, equitable and pleasant places to live, said FAO ahead of the International Day of Forests (21 March 2018).
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.
For more information; http://www.vcstar.com/story/news/local/communities/camarillo/2018/03/16/emergency-crews-respond-after-possible-electrocution-camarillo/433831002/
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A Silicon Valley company named Allbirds has developed a shoe made from eucalyptus fibers. Co-founder Joey Zwillinger, a biotech engineer, said the company has been developing the new material since its launch two years ago. There are two types of the shoe made from tree fibers for sale, tree skippers, and tree runners. The new material that wicks away sweat is said by Allbirds to be comfortable, breathable, and silky smooth.
The company stated that the new line of eucalyptus shoes will require only five percent of the resources currently used in a traditional shoe made of rubber, leather, plastic or a combination.
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