Falling limb claims life of tree service worker


A tree service worker died on Monday.

Early Monday afternoon, Newark Police and other first responders were called to the 200 block of Walker Way.

 The man, 64, was pronounced dead at the scene by New Castle County paramedics.

An investigation by Newark Police determined that two men, working for  a tree cutting service, had been working on a tree in the residence’s backyard.  One of the men was struck by a piece of the tree that fell and suffered fatal injuries.

The name of the man is being withheld as notification of next of kin is not complete.

The incident has been referred to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. 

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