The worker was two stories in the air when the arm of the cherry picker malfunctioned. That caused the truck to lose power.
The bucket truck plummeted into the side of a house, and the worker plunged to his death. The man, employed by Howie's Tree Service, was grooming a pine tree at the time.
He was pronounced dead at South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside.
There is no criminality suspected.
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