Man cutting wood for firewood dies after being pinned by falling tree

UPDATE 2/7/18 – The victim has been identified as 32-year-old Christopher Aaron Bonnewell.

East Wheatfield Township, PA – A man cutting down trees for firewood has died. The man, who has not yet been identified, was about 80 yards from his home cutting up wood in the dark. Reports say that someone heard the chainsaw stop running and when to check on him. A tree one foot in diameter and 30 – 40 feet tall had fallen across his shoulders and pinned him to the ground. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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