Tree falls on, kills man at Orange County church

Incident happened on Lake Margaret Drive

A man died Thursday after a tree fell on him at an Orange County church, officials said.
A man died Thursday after a tree fell on him at an Orange County church, officials said.

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – A man died Thursday after a tree fell on him at an Orange County church, officials said.

Orange County Fire Rescue said the man was trimming a tree at Igreja Nova Esperanca at 4300 Lake Margaret Drive when it fell on him.

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“Upon arrival, we discovered an adult male who was pinned underneath a heavy oak tree and he had no code, no vitals,” Orange County Fire Rescue’s Lisa McDonald said.

The man, whose name has not been released, was pronounced dead, officials said.

An employee at the church told News 6 said the church had hired a tree trimming service to remove four oak trees on the property. The trees had lost multiple limbs recently and were considered a hazard.

“You always want to make sure you have an arborist if you need a tree looked at you can always reach out to the county, the city or professional tree services,” McDonald said.

An investigation is ongoing.

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