Coudersport, PA – 50-year-old Lance Newton was killed in a tree-removal accident Monday afternoon at the Eulalia Cemetery.
According to Chief Bryan Phelps of the Coudersport Volunteer Fire Department, Newton was removing the top of a pine tree. When the large top fell it broke a large limb that was serving as the anchor point and struck a bucket truck.
“The large limb then crashed into the fully-extended arm and bucket, ejecting the operator from the bucket as it collapsed to the ground,” he said.
Newton died of blunt force after he hit the ground.
Newton was a retired US army major, who taught health and physical education classes as well as running his tree removal business.
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