Worker in East Texas dies in tree-cutting accident

Print
Email
|

Associated Press

Posted on January 23, 2014 at 12:03 PM

POLLOK, Texas (AP) — A worker has died in a tree-cutting accident in East Texas.

The Angelina County Sheriff's Office says the victim was dead at the scene Wednesday afternoon after a 20-foot section of tree fell on him. The man was identified as Lucio Vasquez of Groveton.

The accident happened on some private property at a rural site near Pollok, about 125 miles northeast of Houston. Authorities say Vasquez and several other people were part of the tree-cutting crew using heavy equipment and chain saws.

Authorities ordered an autopsy.

Print
Email
|