TWO forestry workers have died just days apart after being crushed by trees while working in Wales. 

Authorities have confirmed a chainsaw operator and tree surgeon lost their lives in separate incidents last month. 

In the first, a man was killed while working near Llanelltyd, a village close to Dolgella in Wales' north. He was found partially trapped under a felled tree on October 9. 

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Three days later in the south of the country, a chainsaw operator was crushed and killed by a hung-up tree during felling work. The exact location of the incident and identity of the worker have not been released. 

Both deaths are being investigated by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), which said they are being treated as work related subject to the completion of the probe. 

Of the first incident, a North Wales Police spokesperson said: "On Saturday, October 9, we received a report that a man had become trapped under a tree on the A496, Dolgellau.

"Emergency Services attended but unfortunately, the man was confirmed deceased at the scene.

"HSE have been made aware of the incident and police are now supporting the coroner with their investigations."