A 56-year-old McCalla man died there Saturday afternoon after he reportedly fell off a ladder while trimming a tree.

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According to a press release from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, their deputies responded to the 6000 block of Lou George Loop in McCalla on reports that a person had fallen out of a tree there.

Witnesses on the scene stated the man used a ladder to climb a tree to cut down some tree limbs when one of the limbs struck the ladder he was standing on, causing him to fall to the ground.

He suffered critical injuries and was later pronounced dead on the scene by medical personnel.

The victim in the incident was not identified in the release.

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