56-year-old McCalla man dead after fall from tree

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office
Jefferson County Sheriff's Office(Source: WBRC)
Published: Sep. 17, 2022 at 9:28 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 19, 2022 at 8:22 AM CDT
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MCCALLA, Ala. (WBRC) - A McCalla man died Saturday afternoon while cutting some limbs from a tree, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies were called to a home in the 6000 block of Lou George Loop in McCalla just before 1 p.m. Saturday to investigate a report of a person who had fallen from a tree.

The Jefferson County Coroner identified the man as 56-year-old Theodore Ware.

Deputies say witnesses at the scene told them Ware climbed into a tree using a ladder in an attempt to cut limbs.

Witnesses told deputies one of the limbs struck the ladder Ware was standing in. That’s when he fell to the ground, suffering life-threatening injuries.

The victim was later pronounced dead at the scene.


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