The scene of the accident on Tuesday morning. / EUGENIO CABEZAS

A gardener dies after a palm tree falls on him in Nerja

The man was cutting down the tree, when it fell on him, according to 112 Andalucía

ALMUDENA NOGUÉS / EUGENIO CABEZAS

A 54-year-old worker has died this Tuesday morning (7 September) in Nerja, when a tree that he was cutting down fell on him, according to the 112 Andalucía emergency services control centre.

The accident happened just after 9.30am, when a witness called 112 to report that a man was trapped under a palm tree that had fallen on him, near the Chíllar river on the outskirts of Nerja.

Firefighters had to use a crane to lift the tree and release the worker, but he was pronounced dead by health workers and the Guardia Civil.

The work-related accident has been reported to the health and safety authorities.