A man is dead after he was struck by a large tree branch on a farm in west-central Minnesota Tuesday morning.

The Renville County Sheriff’s Department says the man was cutting down trees in a grove on a farm site on 320th Avenue in Henryville Township, southwest of Olivia, when a large branch connected to another tree broke off and hit the man, who was wearing head, eye and ear protection.   Emergency crews were called at 10:43 a.m., and when they arrived they found the man on the ground near several downed trees and attempted life-saving measures, but unfortunately the man died of his injuries.