Man dies while trying to free a fallen tree

Sneedville, TN – 21-year-old David Lee Lawson died in an accident while trying to free a fallen tree. Lawson was cutting up firewood at his mother’s home when the accident happened shortly after 2 PM. An unofficial report stated that Lawson was trying to free a fallen tree that was stuck in the fork of another tree by cutting off the top. When he cut the top of the tree it shifted pinning his upper body against the supporting tree. Lawson was trapped 30 feet off the ground and it took emergency services two hours to retrieve his body.

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