Officials identify man killed in tree trimming accident in Vanderburgh Co.

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Published: Dec. 2, 2022 at 11:01 AM CST
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Emergency crews were called to a tree trimming job site just after 10:15 a.m. Friday.

Deputies say it was in the 14000 block of Bickmeier Rd.

They say the crew was working when a 41-year-old man operating a skid steer backed into an outrigger.

That man has been identified as Travis Burkett.

Deputies say he was crushed between the two pieces of equipment.

According to the Vandeburgh County Coroner’s Office, Burkett died from internal crushing injuries.

Firefighters worked to save Burkett, but he died at the scene.