A 34-year-old construction worker who was working inside a Wakefield home when he went outside to help a tree company died Tuesday after sustaining "traumatic injuries" when he was thrown from the tree after it snapped, authorities said.
Wakefield police and fire crews responded to Greenwood Street around 11 a.m. after receiving a report of the injured man, who was working for a Lawrence construction company inside the home, the father of the company's owner says. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.
Two other people were hurt.
Aerial footage showed a large tree down on the property.
Police did not immediately provide information on the man's identity or the company he worked for and it's not yet clear how he was killed.
Neighbor Jerry Altiere said the home had recently been sold.
"I heard a crack and said, this thing is getting ready to go. The [tree] came down, bounced off the roof, punched out a skylight and wound up going on the ground down here," Altieri said at the scene.
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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has been notified and would be investigating the incident, police said.