Tree company owner killed after fall on Detroit's west side

- The owner of a tree trimming company lost his life on the job Friday after taking a major fall.

It was an emotional scene at Margareta and Stopel on Detroit's west side. Police say an owner of a tree-trimming company was in the bucket of his truck, trimming branches when all of a sudden one of the branches hit the bucket.

The force propelled the 53-year-old man out of bucket three stories high. He hit the ground and a short time later he was pronounced dead

"I ran over there, she called 911," said witness Diamond Douglas. "He had a pulse and everything."

"The young lady who was giving CPR I was telling her what the dispatcher was telling me to do to the guy," said Nikkita Terrance.

Diamond and Nikkita say they did everything they could, like holding the wound until officials arrived.

The friends say it felt like it took a long time for medics to arrive. But according to the EMS superintendent, it took just under 10 minutes for an ambulance to get there - well within an acceptable time frame.

Medics says based on the severity of the man's injuries, there was nothing anyone could do to save him.

FOX 2 spoke to a woman who knew the man. She didn't want to go on camera but she says he was a kind, sweet man - someone you could trust with your life.

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