Tree trimmer falls 60-70 feet to his death in Oceana County, police say

Mark Hicks
The Detroit News

A commercial tree trimmer fell to his death Tuesday in west Michigan, state police said. 

The Lansing-based worker had been at a home in Claybanks Township in Oceana County when he fell an estimated 60-70 feet around 12:34 p.m., investigators said in a statement on Twitter. 

State police respond to the scene Tuesday.

Despite life-saving efforts, the 60-year-old Ovid man was pronounced dead at the scene, MSP said.

"Foul play is not suspected and it appears that it is a tragic accident," officials said.

Troopers were helped by Grant Fire/Rescue, Life EMS, Oceana County Victim Services 

and the Oceana County Medical Examiner's Office.

The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration also helped and involved in the investigation.