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Worker killed by falling tree at Scottsdale site

A worker at this Scottsdale construction site was killed when a tree fell on him Thursday morning. A worker at this Scottsdale construction site was killed when a tree fell on him Thursday morning.
SCOTTSDALE, AZ (CBS5) -

A construction worker died after he was struck by a falling tree at a construction site in Scottsdale on Thursday morning.

The worker was helping remove debris from an old Days Inn near Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall about 10 a.m. when the tree fell on him, said David Pubins of the Scottsdale Police Department.

The 49-year-old worker was taken to Scottsdale Healthcare-Osborn, where he was pronounced dead.

Pubins said the investigation would be turned over to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and in conjunction the police would conduct a death investigation.

He said no foul play was suspected.

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