Henrico Worker Killed: Man Dies Working in Tree West of Richmon...

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A man working in a tree in Western Henrico County is killed Thursday morning near Carver Elementary School. Full Story
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Nathan

Richmond, VA

#1 Apr 22, 2010
I was driving by when this happened and it was the most horrible thing I have ever seen. My thoughts and prayers go out to the worker’s family.
Erin

Richmond, VA

#2 Apr 22, 2010
Nathan wrote:
I was driving by when this happened and it was the most horrible thing I have ever seen. My thoughts and prayers go out to the worker’s family.
My husband was driving by too. I am praying for his family.
Alan

Richmond, VA

#3 Apr 22, 2010
Sadly I saw the aftermath of this tragic event. My thought and prayers are with this man's family and friends
Alan

Carmel, IN

#4 Apr 22, 2010
So sad...prayers go out to his friends/family.
Tammy Louisa va

Falls Church, VA

#5 Apr 22, 2010
Horrible.My thoughts and prayers are with the family.As my husband was shocked bthe same way years ago but was rescued in time.Tree men, it is not worth it,get the power cut and never ever be alone!!Too dangerous.
So Sorry

Richmond, VA

#6 Apr 22, 2010
Poor Guy. He was just trying to earn a living like the rest of us. God Bless his family. SOOOO SORRY for this tragedy. Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are going to be with you.
heather herndon

Broad Run, VA

#7 Apr 22, 2010
this young man was my brother he was very good a tree worker the company williams and william tree service should have called the power company to get the line shut off when they seen it on the tree touching the power line its a shame this has happened to him they should have taken better pre-cautions lord be with his two children i love you brian r.i.p.
its a shame

Colonial Beach, VA

#8 Apr 22, 2010
I've worked for william's tree service and the owner William Forkey. the time i worked with him he never did anything by the books. He's been in and out of jail for ripping people off and granny robbing . If u ever hear the name william forkey aka jack forkey turn and run. It is a shame that, that young man lost his life because jack is to greedy to do something the right way . my heart goes out to the young man's children and family.
JWC

Orange, VA

#9 Apr 22, 2010
Thank you to those who have posted that you are sendng up your prayers for our family. Brian leaves behind two beautiful children. We appreciate your thoughts.
so so sorry

Pittsburgh, PA

#10 Apr 22, 2010
Brian was a very good hearted person and a hard worker,always ready to help no matter what it was.
Mort

Colonial Heights, VA

#11 Apr 23, 2010
its a shame wrote:
I've worked for william's tree service and the owner William Forkey. the time i worked with him he never did anything by the books. He's been in and out of jail for ripping people off and granny robbing . If u ever hear the name william forkey aka jack forkey turn and run. It is a shame that, that young man lost his life because jack is to greedy to do something the right way . my heart goes out to the young man's children and family.
another chester based ripoff is yale scohy.gimp legged beachball looking.cornerstone home improvement.same story.even worse rep.
April Louis

Big Island, VA

#12 Apr 23, 2010
First of all I'm so sorry that this accident happened to the young man. As far as the company Williams tree and landscaping, and the owner Jack he is a very dedicated and hard worker. I have been around Jack and his workers while they are working and he is always safe and makes sure everyone that is working for him is safe. Accidents happen to people everyday. Jack is a great guy will do anything for anyone in the world. He is like a big brother to me, and I have known him for years. Never have I heard such nonsense about him as some of you are saying on here. If you all bad mouthing him knew anything you would not be saying the stupid horrible things that you are saying about this wonderful man. Jack did not do anything wrong at the job site to cause this accident yesterday. It was a freak accident that could have happened to anyone, anywhere. Tree work is a very dangerous job, freak accidents like this happen all the time. JACK & and his company is not responsible for this tragic accident. I would refer this company to anyone in need of services this company offers.
Unkown

Ruckersville, VA

#13 Apr 23, 2010
You never know when it's your time to go until it's ur time. I don't blame tree company or the victim it was truely just an accident!! Prayers go out to Tree Company and man's family!!
Kristen

Madison, VA

#14 Apr 23, 2010
First off, I am very sorry for what his friends and family are going through at this time. He was a very nice young man with a good attitude. Our thoughts and prayers go out to them. My husband is William. He is a ver hardworking, loving, upstanding man. He would do anything for anyone. He is devastated by this horrible incident. There was absolutely nothing that he could have done for this young man to save his life. My husband is a great man. No one is to blame for this. A young father, brother, son, boyfriend, etc. is gone today, and it sadens every one of us. The only people that know the facts are the ones that were actually ther.
Kristen

Madison, VA

#15 Apr 23, 2010
Also, to try and clear up a couple things: The tree was not already on the wire, it fell into it. He was not alone. The owners of the house were there. We have NEVER hired anyone from deltavilee, so whomever you are quit slandering my husbands name and company. You can not judge someone you do not know. Im sorry to his family that this happened. My husband an I are praying for your family. His family knows how to contact us if you all need anything.
Leslie Cook

New Britain, CT

#16 Apr 23, 2010
First and foremost I want to extend my deepest sympathies to this young man's family. I have know Jack for many, many years and if there was anything he could have done to prevent this horrible accident from happening,then I know that he would have.
I want to address "its a shame" in Deltaville,VA. You should be ashanmed of yourself and if I were the woman who had mothered you I would be ashamed of you too! Someone lost there loved one yesterday in an accident that could have happened to anyone in this line of work!
Leslie Cook

New Britain, CT

#17 Apr 23, 2010
Jack may not have always had the best work ethic and since you say that you "used" to work for him then I would suspect that you were no better than him in those days. People do change and for this to happened to someone who is trying to be a good father, husband and provider for his family it is a complete shame! The only thing that I think is "a shame" is that you don't have the manhood to put your name on here so that people know who you are.(Pay no attention to my address, I am from MADISON!)
Lisa Richards

Culpeper, VA

#18 Apr 23, 2010
I have known Jack and his family for many years and have been to work with him several times and in no way has he been anything but hard working, caring and honest. Isn't the horror he is going thru with this accident enough without you people who don't know him or do and want to spread your lies and thoughts when you were not even there.. My prayers go out to the Brian's family and I'm very sorry for their loss but there is no reason to bash an innocent man.
Knew him

Ashburn, VA

#19 Apr 23, 2010
This makes me sick to my stomach he worked for a living and got killed working well *r**n you were a good man you left for work that morning happy as can be and you had to die this way.*p*** and family you are *not alone* at a time like this we share your loss.
Knew him

Ashburn, VA

#20 Apr 23, 2010
This doesn't feel real one minute he's a happy man mowing the lawn and by the next morning he's been fried to a crisp why did this happen to him he was so young and just trying to make a living this happened so suddenly and truly is sad.

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