Man, 34, killed in Wakefield tree removal accident

The man's name has not yet been released.

A 34-year-old man was fatally injured while working on a tree around 11 a.m. Tuesday outside a Wakefield home, according to officials.

WCVB reported the man was helping remove a tree from the property when it snapped and threw him into a nearby wooded area. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The man was working for an independent tree company, police said, in a wooded area on Greenwood Street.

His name has not yet been released.

Wakefield police have secured the street for investigation, according to a release, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has been notified of the incident.

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State police will help with the investigation, the release said.

The Wakefield Police Department tweeted Tuesday afternoon that there is no danger to the surrounding area.

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