Written by AARON CASTREJON | CityWatch Editor
HACIENDA HEIGHTS - A Garden Grove man was killed while trimming a palm tree Thursday afternoon.
Firefighters were called to 15431 Garo St at 3:55 p.m. The tree trimmer appeared to be unconscious, according to firefighters who arrived on scene. The man was trapped under palm fronds that likely fell on him.
The victim was identified by the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner as 49-year-old Simon Lemus.
Lemus was described as a commercial tree trimmer, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Firefighters requested a 100-foot aerial ladder to bring Lemus down, which they did. Lemus was declared dead at the scene, according to Los Angeles County Fire Department radio traffic.