Kalamaoo County


11/18/2012 - Man Killed Following Fall While Trimming Tree
A 54 year old man from Mattawan was in the process of trimming branches from a tree on the property of Wentzel’s Greenhouse.  He was positioned on a ladder which extended approximately 22ft.  After cutting through a rather large branch, he lost his balance and fell to the ground below. He fell approximately 18ft – 20ft and landed on a pile of previously cut wood. He died at the scene from injuries sustained from the fall.

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Kalamazoo County
Sheriff's Office
1500 Lamont
Kalamazoo, MI 49048
(269) 383-8821

    Richard C Fuller
    James Vandyken