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A 48-year-old man died Tuesday morning after falling from a ladder while trying to remove a tree limb, authorities said.

Around 8:45 a.m., Marcial Diaz Capetillo was removing a tree limb at a friend's property in the 5700 block of U.S. 378, Horry County Chief Deputy Coroner Tamara Willard said in a news release.

Capetillo was thrown from the ladder when the limb collapsed onto it, and he died immediately from traumatic injuries he suffered. A native of Mexico, Capetillo, was living in Conway at the time of the incident.

"He was not affiliated with any tree removal service nor was he using proper harnessing," Willard's release said.

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