DSP investigating fatal workplace accident in Milton

Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal industrial accident that occurred yesterday in Milton.

It happened around two in the afternoon at Huff Road. Investigators say a 59-year-old Laurel victim, working for a tree company, was clearing a lot when his chainsaw got stuck in a tree on the ground.

Two other employees lifted the tree to free the chainsaw. When the victim turned to walk away, police say the tree snapped and a portion struck him in the chest. He was transported to Beebe hospital where he was pronounced dead.

An autopsy will be performed to determine a cause of death. His identity has not been released pending notification to the next of kin and an investigation is ongoing.

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