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Dec 14, 2011 6:38 AM by Kate Richards

Fort Collins tree trimmer dies

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Firefighters say a tree trimmer working in Fort Collins has died.

Patrick Love of Poudre Fire Authority says rescuers found the man unconscious Tuesday afternoon in a tree, suspended from a safety harness about 40 feet off the ground. A branch may have hit him while he was working. The Coloradoan reports a roughly 30 foot-long branch was resting on his shoulders.

Investigators are considering the death an industrial accident.

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