State investigating tree trimmer’s death

EVERETT — The state Department of Labor and Industries is investigating the accidental death of a tree trimmer Tuesday in the Everett area.

The 51-year-old man fell about 40 feet while working in the 300 block of 142nd Street SE in Everett, said Leslie Hynes, spokeswoman for Snohomish County Fire District 1. The fall was reported just before 11:15 a.m. Tuesday.

The man’s name has not been released while his family is being notified of his death, according to the county Medical Examiner’s office.

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office and L&I’s safety officers also were called to the scene.

The death marks the first workplace fatality in the county since 2011, state data show.

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