SWANSEA — A Rehoboth man is dead after sustaining injuries from a tree limb while working in the bucket of a tree truck in Swansea.

In a post to Facebook, the Swansea Police Department says a 911 call came in at approximately 10:43 a.m. requesting medical assistance at a home at 40 Deborah Lane for an injured tree worker.

When officers arrived, they discovered an unconscious man, identified as 28-year-old Taylor Bowen, who had been working in the bucket when he was injured by a tree limb. He was lowered from the bucket to bystanders, who began CPR.

Bowen was transported to Rhode Island Hospital by a Swansea Ambulance, where he was later pronounced dead.

The incident is under investigation by Swansea Police Detectives, State Police Detectives assigned to the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office and OSHA.

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