Bernards, NJ – When I first learned that someone had been killed by wood at a nudist camp, my ears perked up.* My mind raced, my butt involuntarily clenched, and I started scanning the room for available knives, perhaps even a makeshift shiv.* And then, after I’d read further, only to find out that the wood reference was a literal one, I eased up, poured a cup of coffee, and decided to write a brief story on Dreamin’ Demon about it, feeling far less trepidation than I otherwise would have.
A 25-year-old Tamke Tree Express employee, Nicholas Rutkowski, was working with two other men, removing a tree at Sky Farm Nudist Club, when a 4-foot, 70-pound branch came hurtling down from a height of 40 feet to make fatal contact with him.* He was wearing all the required safety gear, including a hardhat, but died on-site before he could be taken to the hospital.* There’s conflicting information out there on whether is was a 70-pound branch and a 40-foot drop, or a 40-pound branch and a 70-foot drop, but I hardly think it matters at this juncture.
“Based on witness accounts and interviews immediately after the accident, all safety measures were followed,” a Tamke spokesperson said.…
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