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      Utility suspends contract with company after tree trimmer killed on the job

      Traverse City Light and Power has suspended their contract with Trees Incorporated after an employee was killed while trimming trees earlier this month.

      Traverse City Light and Power has suspended their contract with Trees Incorporated.

      A Trees Incorporated employee was killed earlier this month while working on a tree on Orchard St. in Traverse City. Crew on the scene said a worker was warning the man that he was getting close when he came in contact with the line and was killed.

      TCLP has a 3-year contract with the company and said they suspended the contract to make sure all employees are following all the conditions of the contract including regulations.

      There is now an investigation underway. The suspension will be in place until that investigation is finished.