Conway area man dies after falling limb crushes ladder

Conway, SC – 48-year-old Marcial Diaz Capetillo died when the limb he was attempting to remove from a neighbor’s tree ahead of Hurricane Dorian collapsed onto his ladder.

According to Horry County Chief Deputy Coroner Tamara Willard, Capetillo, a native of Mexico, was attempting to remove the limb just before 11 AM when the limb collapsed on his ladder, throwing him to the ground and killing him instantly from traumatic injuries.

Willard said Capetillo was not affiliated with any tree removal service nor was he using proper harnessing.

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