A Little Rock tree service employee died Tuesday while cutting down a tree in Alexander, Saline County sheriff's office officials say.
Shelby Jackson, 46, of Pulaski County, was part of a crew with Capital City Tree Services using a bucket truck to cut down a tree in sections in the 1700 block of Wildwood Road, Saline County sheriff's office spokesman Lt. Jeffrey Silk said in a news release.
The crew cut a large limb about 11 a.m., using an extended boom on the truck to lower the limb to the ground, the release states.
The limb dropped quickly, causing the boom to become unstable and throwing Jackson 35 feet to the ground from the bucket truck, Silk said.
Jackson was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the release.
Authorities transported Jackson's body to the state medical examiner's office because he died while on the job, Silk said.