- Associated Press - Thursday, September 22, 2016

WARREN, Mich. (AP) - Authorities say a 46-year-old tree trimmer has died after he fell about 35 feet while working on a tree in suburban Detroit.

Warren police Detective Sgt. Stephen Mills says the man was cutting branches near utility power lines on Monday when he fell. The Macomb Daily of Mount Clemens reports (http://bit.ly/2cnZNRz ) the man was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Detroit-based DTE Energy Co. contracts tree trimmers to perform such work. DTE spokeswoman Stephanie Beres says in a statement: “Our hearts and prayers go out to the family during his difficult time.” She says the safety of workers is “our number one priority at all times.”

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Information from: The Macomb Daily, http://www.macombdaily.com

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