Man dies after trimming large tree limb

The Tulsa Police Department said a man died Sunday afternoon after trimming a large tree limb on his property.

Police identified the victim as 53-year-old Mike Sowell.

After investigating, police say the Sowell was on a five-foot ladder, trimming a large limb from a tee on his property.

Police say when he cut through the limb he fell off the ladder and the limb landed on top of him.

Sowell died at the scene.


Source: TPD

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