A man has pleaded guilty to a workplace health and safety offence following the death of an arborist in East Albury.
Andrew Dixon, 27, died after being flung to the ground while lopping a tree at a property in Centenary Street on January 30, 2019.
Bystanders had tried to assist him after the incident but he died at the scene.
The incident led to his employer, Aaron Piergrosse of Curtis Tree Lopping, being charged with a breach of workplace safety laws following an investigation by SafeWork NSW.
A plea of guilty to the charge was accepted in the District Court in Sydney this week.
The late man's father, Wayne Dixon, said his son was still greatly missed by his family.
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"He was a caring bloke," he said.
"He loved his family.
"He was a bit of a larrikin, he liked a beer and a joke, that sort of thing.
"He's still greatly missed."
Mr Dixon lived at Kiewa with his wife and two daughters.
At the time of the incident, a witness said the 27-year-old had been working with two others.
He was reportedly flung into a pool fence.
The matter will return to court on March 23 for sentence at the Sydney Downing Centre.
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