Tree trimmer falls 75-feet to his death in Magalia

Feb 24, 2016 11:22 AM by News Staff

Tragedy on the ridge Tuesday after a man trimming tree branches fell 75-feet to his death, according to the butte county sheriff's office.

As he landed, one of the tree branches fell on top of him. This happened on the 6000 block of rosewood drive just after 10 a.m.

The Butte County Coroner has identified him as Joey Perkins. Perkins turned 46 years old Monday.

Investigators say he was not an employee of, but contracted for the day with four season tree service.

The Occupational and Safety Health Administration is investigating.


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