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Tree faller plunges to his death

Bucket separates from boom, falls from 130 foot Douglas fir

WorkSafe BC investigators are probing the death of a man as he attempted to bring down a 130 foot Douglas fir in Aldergrove.

He was in the bucket of a boom at a height of approximately 80 feet when the mishap occurred.

"While trying to bring down the tree, the bucket in which he was working separated from the boom and the worker and the bucket fell to the ground," said Donna Freeman, who speaks for WorkSafe BC.

WorkSafe BC investigators were at the North Otter area property on Thursday evening, and the B.C. Coroners Service is also involved in an investigation, Freeman said.