PLANTATION (CBSMiami) – Danger on the job Tuesday for a South Florida tree trimmer who lost his life when a tree fell on him.READ MORE: Officials Worry Large Crowds Will Leave Mess Behind After Memorial Day Weekend
Police say a tree trimming company was clearing a vacant lot when the fatal accident took place.
It happened at 11201 SW 1st Street in Plantation.
Plantation Police and Fire Rescue units have been on the scene, finding the victim deceased when they arrived.
The body was found near a canal at the rear of what appears to be a large double lot.READ MORE: Death Of Child Pulled From Homestead Pond Under Investigation
Near the body, which was covered by a yellow tarp, are several tall trees that have been taken down by contractors.
The area has been cordoned off by police tape and a medical examiner removed the body late Tuesday afternoon.
Two workers who were on the project left the scene without making any comments.
The investigation is ongoing. Members of the Plantation Police Department are speaking with the residents of the home.MORE NEWS: Florida Law Enforcement Officials Reassure Parents On Potential School Shooter Threat