Hilo man dies in accident while cutting down tree

Hilo, HI – An unidentified 46-year-old man died while cutting a tree Thursday afternoon. The accident occurred around 5 PM.

Reports say that firefighters found the man unresponsive, suspended with cables approximately 30 feet above the ground. Witnesses stated that the victim cut a tree that accidentally struck him.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The accident happened on private property and is overgrown with vegetation and trees.

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https://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/2018/10/19/big-island-firefighters-investigating-fatal-tree-cutting-accident/

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