Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Talk about an unbearable situation…

We often tell you stories about our employees encountering dangerous or unusual situations in the field. Just last week, we shared the story of Brian Tabbert, a troubleshooter who came across a choking woman and helped save her life. 

The bear kept an eye on Asplundh crews 
in Wausaukee.
Work can be equally unpredictable for our utility partners. Asplundh Tree Expert Co., our tree trimming contractor was asked to help our sister company Wisconsin Public Service after last weekend’s storms in northern Wisconsin. 

A tree was leaning into a power line and about to fall onto a house near Wausaukee in Marinette County. The crew was prepared to work on the issue when they found an unexpected occupant – a bear!

Luckily, she moved to a different tree so the crew could do their work; however, she kept a close eye on things because she had three cubs nearby to protect. Fortunately, workers didn’t lose their bearings and completed their job quickly so momma bear could get back to tending her young.    

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