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Tree trimmer killed by large branch in Hillsborough County, first responders on scene

Posted: 3:55 PM, May 19, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-19 18:20:54-04
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TAMPA, Fla. — A professional tree trimmer was killed in Tampa on Sunday afternoon after he was crushed by a large branch, according to Hillsborough County Fire Rescue.

It happened in the backyard of a home on the 6700 block of Donald Avenue. First responders say the man was 30 feet up in the tree when he was killed by the large branch.

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Fire rescue officials are still on scene using ropes and pullies to recover the man's body.

The man was wearing a hard hat and equipment belt at the time of the incident, officials say.

No other information was immediately available.