Tree service employee struck and killed by falling tree

UPDATE 2/5/19 – The victim has been identified as 33-year-old Adam Hursen.

O’Hara Township, PA – A 33-year-old tree service employee died after he was struck by a falling tree.

According to the Allegheny County Police, a crew from Tree Masters tree service was contracted to remove trees at a private residence. While the crew was removing one of the trees, it fell unexpectedly and struck another tree. The second tree was about 45 feet tall and dead. The dead tree fell and struck the victim who was standing about 40 feet away. The man was trapped under the tree for some time before he was able to be freed.

The victim was removed from under the tree but was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police confirmed that the man, who has not been identified, was an employee of the tree service company.

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