LOCAL 8 WEATHER ALERT: Flooding is a concern as more waves of heavy rainfall and storms move through our area today. Strong to severe storms are possible as well, including gusty winds. Watch for water-covered roads and creeks and streams to run high. Remember TADD, turn around don't drown.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The tree trimmer pulled from a South Knoxville tree has died.
The worker's name has not been released.
Coworkers told Local 8 News the man became trapped after "a freak accident."
They declined to say what company they were working with and would not identify the man trapped in the tree except to say he was a subcontractor working with them for the day.
The man was left hanging from a harness in the tree until first response crews could call in special crews to access his position.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.