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Tree-trimming accident

A Burley man died and another was injured Tuesday in a tree-trimming accident at 780 N. 1150 E. in Cassia County.

BURLEY — A local man died Nov. 13 and another man was injured in a tree-trimming accident in the Jackson area of Cassia County.

Cassia County Detective Kevin Horak said Burley resident Corbin Bowers, 28, died when the bucket of the boom truck he was working in fell 60 feet to the ground.

Emmett Koyle, 26, also of Burley, was injured in the 1:45 p.m. accident at 780 N. 1150 E., Horak said. Koyle was taken to Portneuf Medical Center and is in critical condition.

“(Bowers and Koyle) were in the bucket together and had tied off a branch to the bucket,” Horak said. “When they cut the branch, it pulled the arm and bucket down to the ground. The branch was just too big.”

Bowers was killed on impact.

A 911 call from the men’s Tree Trouble coworkers was directed to the Minidoka County Sheriff’s Office and then transferred to Cassia County.

According to the Cassia County Sheriff’s blotter, the property belongs to Kyle Carpenter.

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