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Tragic death of Oxford Tree Surgeon ruled accidental

Last Updated:  01/12/2016

The tragic death of Oxford Tree Surgeon Alexander Kirkley was ruled accidental by the jury ON 29th November.

Our heartfelt condolences to his family and mother Janet, who is keen to promote health and safety and explore ways in which tree surgery can be made safer - we would welcome any opportunity to help highlight the issues as we continue to work to advance industry standards across the board.

Thanks to ARB Approved Contractor and Media and Communications committee member Paul Jenks for speaking on BBC Radio Oxford on behalf of the Arboricultural Association and giving a good account of the technical and hazardous nature of the profession.
Listen to the Radio piece and Paul's interview here from 01:06:40 

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