COARSEGOLD — A local man was fatally injured in an industrial accident while removing hazard trees in the Coulterville-Greeley Hill area of Mariposa County, according to Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office PIO Kristie Mitchell.
At approximately noon on Thursday, Dec. 1, Coarsegold resident Nash Mayer, 40, was working as part of the ground crew felling a hazard tree on Sugar Pine Drive, says Mitchell.
Mayer was under the employ of Arbor Works professional tree care service at the time of the accident, according to the Sheriff’s Office. For as-yet-undisclosed reasons, the top of the tree struck Mr. Nash as it fell. The victim, said to be the father of 10 children, suffered fatal injuries as a result of the accident.
“On December 1st a tragedy struck for the Mayer family of 11 leaving them without a daddy who is now with Jesus,” reads the GoFundMe page published by Holden.
“He was a wonderful family man who loved his family with all his heart and did all the could to provide for them. Nash Mayer was a well respected man and was always the life of the party, his smile would warm any room he walked into.
“Unfortunately his departure has left his wife to be both parents for the children as well as be the head of household and provider.”
The accident is under investigation by Cal/OSHA with assistance from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office.