24 year old Cody R. Norwell was working on removing a rotted tree outside a Chesterfield home. According to eye witness reports, Norwell cut a notch above where he was tied in. The cut piece fell hit the truck he was tied into causing the tree to snap and fall with him. Norwell fell 30 feet to the ground after slamming into the tree. Neighbors, including a nurse and retired EMT, rushed to his aide. Despite their best efforts Norwell was pronounced dead at the hospital.
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