SUDBURY (CBS) – A man was hit and killed by a tree while working in Sudbury Wednesday afternoon. The man has been identified as a 26-year-old tree worker from Everett.

The victim and four other workers were cutting down trees behind a Ridge Hill Road home. The man was hit and pinned by a tree that was at least 25 feet tall.

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Sudbury Police Chief Scott Nix was one of the first to arrive at the scene and performed CPR. Sudbury Fire paramedics continued providing life-saving efforts. The man was taken to Emerson Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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“Be appreciative of your loved ones,” Nix said. “Our condolences definitely go out to the family for their loss and the day before Thanksgiving.”

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The incident remains under investigation by the Sudbury Police Department, the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office and the Massachusetts State Police.