03/31/2016 18:04 EDT | Updated 04/01/2017 01:12 EDT

Vancouver city worker killed while trimming trees

A Vancouver city worker was killed while trimming trees on Thursday. 

The worker was elevated several metres in a boom-mounted bucket pruning back a tree around 9:30 a.m. PT in Connaught Park.

"It appears a large diameter tree limb crushed the worker against the inside of the bucket," said Brett Mineer, a spokesman for WorkSafeBC. 

He was taken to a hospital, but died. 

WorkSafeBC is now investigating.