An investigation is under way after a young tree surgeon was crushed to death by a giant oak in a freak accident.
Superfit Kieran Parkinson was working in the garden of a client’s house when tragedy struck.
A huge tree fell on him at 12.50pm February 25, causing devastating injuries.
Kieran Parkinson (pictured) in an image from social media
An air ambulance and a fleet of 999 vehicles including fire fighters and specialist paramedics attended the incident on February 6 in Darrington, near Pontefract, West Yorkshire.
Eye witnesses say the tree was so large it flattened a neighbour’s fence as it came crashing down.
Mr Parkinson, originally from Kent, and his heartbroken girlfriend from Essex had moved to Pontefract after he got a job with a local tree surgeon company.
A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: ‘At 12.50pm Police were called to Estcourt Drive, Pontefract to reports of a concern for safety.
‘Officers attended and found a man believed to be in his 20s in a serious condition, he died a short time later as a result of his injuries.
‘The Health and Safety Executive have been informed and a joint investigation between the HSE and West Yorkshire Police has been launched.
‘There are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances to the incident.’
Mr Parkinson pictured at work as a tree surgeon in an image on social media
The property where the large oak tree fell while Mr Parkinson was working. The incident was attended by a fleet of emergency vehicles (pictured)