Two people were taken to Mackay Base Hospital following a crash on the Bruce Highway near Sarina.
Two people were taken to Mackay Base Hospital following a crash on the Bruce Highway near Sarina.

Man is killed by falling branch

A MAN has been killed after a branch from a tree he was cutting for firewood struck his head.

The 52-year-old was cutting a tree across from his house on Smith St, Redbank, when the branch fell on him just after 4pm yesterday.

Police said Queensland Ambulance Service paramedics were called and treated the man but he died at the scene.

"It appears to be just an unfortunate accident," a police spokesman said.

"He was standing on the ground cutting the tree with a chainsaw and the branch fell and struck his head and killed him."

The spokesman said the large tree was on private land across from where the man lived.