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Man killed while cutting down trees, death ruled accidental

August 18, 2019

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a man was killed while cutting down trees for firewood in central Pennsylvania.

State police in Centre County say the man was cutting trees in Penn Township when a tree fell on him at about 7 p.m. Friday.

Coroner Scott Sayers identified the man as 81-year-old Dale Musser and said his family went to check on him and found him unresponsive.

Sayers said Musser died of blunt force trauma and ruled the death accidental.

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