Arborist dead in Whitby, possibly crushed by fallen tree

An arborist working on tree at a residence in Whitby has reportedly been killed when the tree fell. Police and paramedics were called to a home near Victoria St. E. and South Blair St. about 8 a.m.  The ministry investigation is looking into this as an industrial accident and whether the man died from an equipment incident or a falling tree.

WHITBY — A man is dead after what police are describing as a workplace accident involving tree work in Whitby.

Durham regional police said the incident happened on Victoria Street East and South Blair Street shortly after 8 a.m.

The provincial Ministry of Labour is now investigating the incident, at a residence on Victoria Street East, Durham police said. The body of a man was found around 8 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2 at the site, police said.

Worker dead after tree comes down on Whitby property

It’s not known exactly when the mishap occurred, police said. An autopsy is expected to be conducted.