Man killed by tree in Kent

Police are calling it an "industrial accident"

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man killed by falling tree in kent

A man has died after being hit by a falling tree in Kent.

Police and ambulance crews were called to a location close to Painter's Forstal Road in Faversham at 12.13pm yesterday (Sunday).

An air ambulance and three ambulances were scrambled but attempts to revive the 52-year-old man were unsuccessful. Words: PA

Police are calling the incident an "industrial incident."

A Kent Police spokesman said: "Kent Police was called at 12.13pm following reports that a man had been injured following an industrial incident in Faversham.

"The incident occurred at a location close to Painter's Forstal Road. Officers attended the scene along with South East Coast Ambulance Service.

"A 52-year-old man was later pronounced dead at the scene. Next of kin have been made aware and the Health and Safety Executive has been informed."

A Kent Police spokesman said that although the man was struck by a falling tree, the exact cause of death had not yet been determined and might have been as a result of medical complications.

He said that the full circumstances would be examined by a coroner and be subject to an inquest.

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