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Man killed while trying to cut tree

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NEW BEDFORD, Mass. -

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.

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