Long Island Tree Worker Dies in Fall From Bucket Truck

Police on Long Island are investigating the death of a man who fell from a bucket truck while he was cutting down trees.

Suffolk County police say 35-year-old Oscar Martinez was cutting trees in Lindenhurst just before 3 p.m. Friday when he fell from elevated bucket of the truck.

Martinez, of Brentwood, was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip. He was pronounced dead there.

Police say the death was apparently accidental.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has been notified.

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