Cleveland, OH

An Arborist of the City of Cleveland Died

Angela Kervorkian-Wattle

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Cleveland, OH - Mayor Frank. G Jackson and the City of Cleveland had issued a statement on the death of City Arborist Sean Hudson.

“Mayor Frank G. Jackson and the City of Cleveland offer our condolences to the family, friends, and co-workers of Mr. Sean Hudson. Sean was a City arborist who passed away on July 14 after a fatal accident at one of our job sites. He began his career with us in 2017.

Sean was a valued and dedicated employee, held in the highest regard by his co-workers. He was a husband, father, and friend who will be missed. To help our employees, grief counselors are available starting tomorrow.

The safety of our workforce is of the utmost importance, and, per protocol, we will conduct a thorough investigation into today’s incident. Any further information will be shared via the Cleveland Public Records Portal,” said the Mayor, as is quoted in the Cleveland City Hall News Website.

The Cleveland City Arborist was struck by a tree in the Romanian Cultural Garden in Cleveland. It was dead at the job site, according to the police officer who was dispatched to the garden. Sean Hudson was 48 and worked at the Department of Urban Forestry. He died after a tree fell to the Martin Luther King Jr. drive and Superior Avenue.

The Dispatch Record said that “Medics were on scene for a 45-year-old male with trauma caused by a tree limb that fell and hit his head.” There was no further news about the passing.

The whole Cleveland civil servants, especially the Department of Forestry, mourned his death.

He began his career at the Cleveland Department of Forestry in 2017.

Details of the incident remained under investigation.

On the day of his death, the city tweeted, "We were made aware of a fatal accident this afternoon involving an employee at a job site," and, "We are saddened and still awaiting details of the incident."

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