Ground worker dies when a pine tree top hits him

21 year old David Mendoza died when the top of a conifer hit him. A professional tree service was removing the tree. The owner of the company was about 80 feet up the tree and made the ground crew aware he was dropping the top. Mendoza was hit because he was standing in the wrong spot. The tree crew immediately starting cutting the piece off the he but he died before emergency crews arrived.

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