Waco parks employee dies in accident

Waco, TX – 59-year-old Robert Ochoa was killed while cutting down a tree at Brazos Park East on Monday morning, city officials said.

Police, fire, and American Medical Response crews responded to Brazos Park East around 8:30 a.m., where city employees were doing maintenance on the park. Near the river walk, city workers were working on cutting a large tree down when the worker Ochoa was killed, Assistant City Manager Ryan Holt said. A large tree trimming crew was working at the park when the accident happened.

Ochoa, a city employee since January 2018, was not cutting the tree at the time, but a piece of the tree appeared to have fallen on him, Holt said.

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