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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