Man dies after being hit by falling tree in Faversham

Map of Faversham and north Kent

A man has died after being hit by a falling tree in what police are calling an "industrial incident."

Kent Police said the 52-year-old was hit by the tree at a site near Painter's Forstal Road, Faversham, at about 12:15 GMT.

Air ambulance paramedics were sent to the scene but the man was pronounced dead a short time later.

A spokesman for the force said it was believed the man was working at the time.

He added: "Next of kin have been made aware and the Health and Safety Executive has been informed."

A South East Coast Ambulance spokeswoman said they sent a number of vehicles to the scene including the air ambulance and two road ambulances but "unfortunately efforts to revive the man were not successful and he was pronounced dead".

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