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Fatal Tree Trimming Accident


On June 22, 2014 at approximately 1500 hours, The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office along with Jefferson County EMS and the Kaw Township Fire Department responded to the 3200 block of 27th Street, Rural Grantville, for a reported traumatic injury involving tree trimming.  

Once on Scene, 60 year old Steven L. Anson of Grantville was pronounced dead on scene by the Jefferson County Coroner from what appears to be a tree trimming accident.

It is reported that Mr. Anson left the home early afternoon to trim branches/tree on the residential property.    A family member became concerned with not hearing the chainsaw running and went to check on him.    It is reported that Mr. Anson was found laying on the ground, unconscious, with a large tree branch on top of him.  

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