A man is dead after falling off a ladder while cutting a tree branch following Hurricane Irma.
Hillsborough County Fire Rescue responded to Puritan Road in Tampa, at approximately 2:54 p.m. on Thursday, after receiving a call about a person down.
Upon arrival, firefighters found 60-year-old John Knight on the ground.
According to a witness, Knight was cutting a tree branch when it hit him and knocked him off his ladder, causing him to fall between 20 to 25 feet.
Firefighters pronounced Knight dead at the scene.