Maine logger killed by falling tree

Posted Jan. 14, 2009, at 9:47 a.m.

AUBURN, Maine — Auburn police say a 59-year-old self-employed logger has been killed by a falling tree.

Police say the victim was cutting trees Tuesday when he was struck by a falling tree and killed instantly. The victim’s identity is not being released pending family notification.

The accident is being investigated as a work-place fatality and the Occupational Health and Safety Administration has been notified.

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