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Falling Tree Crushes Texas Tree Cutter

Thursday, Jan 23, 2014  |  Updated 1:56 PM CDT
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Falling Tree Crushes Texas Tree Cutter

NBC 7 San Diego

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A man trimming trees in East Texas was killed Wednesday by a falling tree.

The Angelina County Sheriff's Office said the victim was dead at the scene Wednesday afternoon after a 20-foot section of tree fell on him.

The man was identified as Lucio Vasquez of Groveton.

The incident happened on private property at a rural site near Pollok, about 125 miles northeast of Houston.
 
Authorities said Vasquez and several other people were part of the tree-cutting crew using heavy equipment and chain saws.
 
Authorities ordered an autopsy.

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