Landscaper Killed by Tree in Central Virginia

February 27, 2012

A tree apparently felled by high winds killed a landscaping worker in Goochland County.

The Goochland Sheriff’s Office identified Friday’s victim as 56-year-old Javier Hernandez of Henrico County. He was working with a crew at a residence when the tree fell and struck him.

Deputy Sheriff Chad Hatton told the Richmond Times-Dispatch the death occurred shortly after 1 p.m. Hernandez was pronounced dead at the scene.

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