Everett Man Dies After Being Pinned Under Tree in Sudbury

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A Massachusetts man is dead after being pinned under a tree Wednesday in Sudbury.

A heavy hardwood tree fell on a 26-year-old Everett man who was working for a tree removal company, police said.

Sudbury Police Chief Scott Nix said the first officer arrived in under two minutes, and the fire department got on scene quickly, as well, but that the victim's "injuries were not survivable."

The home on Ridge Hill Road sold in October, and police say the homeowners contracted the company to cut the trees down.

Red Pollock says the victim used to work with him and called him "a good kid."

"I just came to bring them coffee. They were friends, we've known them. They used to work with us, just started their business," said Pollock. "It's sad."

Police say the 911 call came in around 2:30 p.m.

The victim, whose name has not been released, was rushed to Emerson Hospital in Concord, where he was pronounced dead.

Family members of the victim drove his truck out from the scene.

Police say the victim's uncle also works for the company and was there to see the tragedy.

"My condolences go out to the family," said Nix. "I would recommend that everybody hug their family because you never know how things can change."

Police say this appears to be an accident, but the Middlesex County District Attorney's Office is investigating.

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