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Florida man dead after falling off ladder while cutting tree branch after Hurricane Irma

Posted at 6:47 PM, Sep 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-14 22:32:24-04

A man is dead after falling off a ladder while cutting a tree branch following Hurricane Irma.

Hillsborough County, Florida Fire Rescue responded to Puritan Road in Tampa, at approximately 2:54 p.m. on Thursday, after receiving a call about a person down.

Upon arrival, firefighters found 60-year-old John Knight on the ground.

According to a witness, Knight was cutting a tree branch when it hit him and knocked him off his ladder, causing him to fall between 20 to 25 feet.

Firefighters pronounced Knight dead at the scene.