Tree Falls on Man Cutting Firewood For Needy Family

Published 04/14 2014 11:21AM

Updated 04/14 2014 06:16PM

FLETCHER, Vt. - Vermont State Police responded to a logging accident in Fletcher Saturday morning. 

Police say Carl Eells, 72, of Essex, Vt., was cutting trees along a driveway when a tree caught in the upper branches, fell, and struck him. He died at the scene.

Eells was wearing protective gear, including a helmet, gloves, and logging chaps.

Police say Eells was cutting trees for firewood that was going to be delivered to a farm family that recently suffered hardship. Eells organized the volunteer work. 

The homeowner Garry Potvin and Eells were the only two present at the time of the accident. 

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