ORMOND BEACH, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - A member of a tree-removal crew clearing debris left behind by Hurricane Matthew lost his life on Monday when a large log rolled on top of him.
The incident occurred shortly before 6 p.m. Monday in the Halifax Plantation community near Ormond Beach.
Several members of the victim's crew were working in the neighborhood removing debris and cutting trees felled by the storm into smaller pieces to be hauled away. The victim was cutting a tree that was already on the ground when a large piece of the tree rolled on top of him and pinned him underneath.
A passerby spotted the victim on the edge of Tano Drive and yelled out for help. Co-workers who were working nearby rushed to the victim's aid and pulled the log off of him and then a witness began CPR efforts while awaiting the arrival of paramedics.