A New Bedford man was killed while trying to cut down a tree in his yard.
The accident happened on Phillips Road Saturday evening.
Police said the man was using cables to brace the tree while he cut it with a chainsaw.
But, as the tree was falling, the bottom shot up, knocking him to the ground.
Then the tree fell on top of him, crushing him. The victim is identified as 54-year-old Olimpio Tavares.