Tree Service Worker Falls and Dies in Canton

A tree service worker has died after falling from a tree on Wright Road in Canton on Thursday afternoon, according to the police department.

Police said the man was working for Wayne's Tree Removal out of Windsor Locks. He fell around 2:30 p.m. while working at 111 Wright Road and suffered serious injuries that proved fatal.

A LifeStar medical helicopter was called out and landed at Canton Middle School, but police said the worker was pronounced dead at the scene and was not transported.

Police are withholding the worker's name while they contact his family members. The chief medical examiner's office will determine the man's cause and manner of death.

The Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the incident, according to police.

The volunteer fire department and ambulance service also responded.

Wayne's Tree Removal declined to comment Thursday afternoon.

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