Mass. man killed when tree falls on him

Posted Jan. 11, 2012, at 8:14 p.m.

SHREWSBURY, Mass. — Authorities say a man has been killed apparently when a tree he was cutting down at a Shrewsbury Christmas tree farm fell on him.

Police and fire personnel responded to Bushey Tree Farm at about 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Fire Capt. William Cummins tells the Telegram & Gazette it appeared the man had been cutting down a storm-damaged tree when it fell on him.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Cummins said the victim appeared to be in his 70s. His name was not released.

Rescue crews used chain saws to get the tree off the victim.