Police: Maryland man fatally injured when part of a tree falls on him

MILTON, Del. (AP) — Delaware State Police say a man working for a tree company was fatally injured when part of a tree fell on him.

Troopers were called to Huff Road in Milton on Monday afternoon for a report of an industrial accident.

Police say their investigation found that the Laurel man was cutting a tree that was lying the ground when his chainsaw got stuck. Another employee used an excavator to lift the tree so the man could free his chainsaw.

Once it was free, the man turned to walk away. That’s when police say the tree snapped and part of the tree hit the man in the torso.

The man was taken to Beebe Hospital, where police say he died.

Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.

Like WTOP on Facebook and follow WTOP on Twitter and Instagram to engage in conversation about this article and others.

Get breaking news and daily headlines delivered to your email inbox by signing up here.

© 2022 WTOP. All Rights Reserved. This website is not intended for users located within the European Economic Area.

More from WTOP

Log in to your WTOP account for notifications and alerts customized for you.

Sign up