46-year-old Hilo man dies while trimming a tree

HPD is investigating.
Updated: Oct. 18, 2018 at 10:15 PM HST
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HILO (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Hawaii Fire Department reports a man has died while cutting a tree Thursday afternoon.

The accident happened just after 5 p.m. on Kailulani Street in Hilo.

Fire officials say a 46-year-old man was fond unresponsive with cables about 30 feet above the ground.

According to witnesses, the victim cut a tree that accidentally struck him. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The accident occurred on a private property that is overgrown with vegetation and trees.

HPD is investigating.

This story is being updated.

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