Tree trimmer killed in Bellevue

  • Sat Aug 28th, 2010 10:19pm
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Associated Press

BELLEVUE — A Bellevue police spokeswoman says a 43-year-old tree trimmer was killed when part of a tree hit him in the head.

Officer Carla Iafrate said the Renton man was part of a crew hired to cut down a tree. He was standing near the bottom of the tree Friday afternoon when a portion of it fell on him.

Other members of his crew tried to help him and Bellevue Fire Department medics performed CPR but he died at the scene.

The man was not immediately identified pending notification of relatives.

The Washington Department of Labor and Industries is investigating.