LOCAL 8 WEATHER ALERT: Freezing temperatures will develop later tonight, causing damage to flowers and plants that are left exposed to the cold. Be sure to bring in your potted plants before you go to bed, as lows drop into the lower to mid 20s...about 25 degrees for Knoxville and Oak Ridge. Look for 1 to 3" of snow for the Smokies by morning.
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.
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