Tree falls on mini-excavator killing the operator

Collenton County, SC – A 47-year-old Cottageville man has died after a tree fell on the mini-excavator he was operating.

According to Colleton County Fire-Rescue, the man was found just after 4:15 PM pinned under a tree that had fallen on the cab of the excavator trapping him inside.

The man was removed from the cab and pronounced dead at the scene.

Crews determined that the man was likely trying to remove the tree when the accident happened.

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