Man killed after falling tree lands on his Log Skidder

Howe Township, PA – 31 year old Matthew Burton died in a logging accident in Howe Township. Burton was operating a log skidder when a co-worker cut a tree and it fell in an unexpected direction. The tree fell on Burton’s log skidder. Forest County Coroner Norman J. Wimer, pronounced him deceased at 4:13 PM. Wimer also stated that his death was immediate. Burton died of blunt force trauma to the torso.

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