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Tree worker dies in accident at private Forestville property

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A tree worker died in an accident while on a job at a private Forestville property Monday afternoon, officials said.

The worker was critically injured when a four-wheeler overturned on the property near Highway 116 and Martinelli Road, CHP Officer David deRutte said. The worker later died, deRutte said.

CHP received reports of the accident at 2:32 p.m. Monday, said Sgt. Dave Thomas. A tree clearing crew was working on the property at the time of the accident, deRutte said. Because the accident was a work-related incident, Cal-OSHA is handling the investigation.

Cal-OSHA received a report of a fatality involving a tree worker but had no additional information about the case Monday night, spokesman Peter Melton said.

You can reach Staff Writer Chantelle Lee at 707-521-5337 or chantelle.lee@pressdemocrat.com. On Twitter @ChantelleHLee.

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