Contractor Killed When Tree Falls on Him in Maryland

November 2, 2012

Fire officials say a contractor working at a home to remove trees after superstorm Sandy in Annapolis, Md., was killed when a tree fell on him.

Anne Arundel County Fire Department Division Chief Michael Cox says firefighters were called about 1 p.m. Wednesday to a home on Homewood Road. Tree removal workers were taking away trees in the area when a tree in the back of the home fell on a worker.

Officials say the man, who was in his late 40s or early 50s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Annapolis Police and Maryland Occupational Safety and Health are investigating the accident.

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