Westbrook man killed while cutting down tree

Posted Nov. 24, 2010, at 10:06 a.m.

WESTBROOK, Maine — Police say a 55-year-old Westbrook man was killed by a 40-foot tree he was cutting down.

Westbrook Police Chief William Baker said John Larson was cutting a birch tree with a chain saw on some family property at about 2 p.m. Tuesday when the tree snapped and hit him in the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Baker said police ruled the death accidental.

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