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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, August 27, 2010

Man killed in tree cutting accident

Today at 1:55 p.m. a 43-old Renton man was killed when a portion of a tree fell on him, killing him instantly.

A tree cutting company was hired to cut down a tree in the 4400 block of 144th Avenue SE.  One member of the crew was standing near the bottom of the tree when a portion of the tree fell, striking him in the head.

Crew members tried to help the man until the medics arrived. Bellevue Fire Department Medics arrived and rendered CPR, but the man died at the scene.

Department of Labor and Industries was on scene investigating the accident.  Family members have not been notified.

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