The 70-year-old man who died at 9th Avenue, Durants Village, St James, on Thursday morning was identified as Philo Ingram.
Police say he was trimming trees from the upstairs balcony of his house when one of the wooden support railings broke and he fell approximately 14 feet, striking his head in the process.
He died at the scene.
Lawmen received the report around 8:46 a.m.
When a Nation team arrived on the scene, police were still conducting investigations.