Officials in charge of the investigation from the South Carolina State Police have issued a statement to the public that has definitively identified the individual they suspect was killed in a tree-trimming accident in Anderson County, SC on Tuesday, April 16th, 2013. Police and accident investigators currently believe that Gerald Culler was killed when he fell from a basket crane as he worked to trim the top of a tree.
Scene of the Accident
The report does not explicitly state if Gerald Culler was killed instantly in the accident or if he was possibly transported to a nearby hospital where he would have succumbed to the injuries he sustained in the accident. The investigation into the fatal accident is currently underway by officials representing multiple agencies. The statement issued to the public does not mention if authorities from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will be investigating the accident.