06/01/2012 01:40 EDT | Updated 07/31/2012 05:12 EDT

Tree feller plunges to death as bucket breaks

A tree feller working at a private property in the Fraser Valley has died after the bucket he was working in broke off its boom and fell several metres to the ground.

The accident occurred in the 24000-block of 52A Avenue in Langley Township about 6 p.m. PT Thursday.

Emergency crews arrived and performed CPR, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The RCMP, BC Coroners Service and WorksafeBC are investigating.