Man dies after pinned by cut tree

A tree worker was killed on November 3, 2021, after becoming pinned under a large tree in Henrico County, Virginia.

Roberto LaMotte, 45, was working for a tree care company attempting to remove a 50-foot-tall tree at a private property when he became trapped under the cut tree. He died at the scene while first responders worked to rescue him from under the tree.

A private crane company was called in to help safely remove the tree and retrieve the victim, according to a WRIC-TV report.

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