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Worker dies cutting tree

June 16, 2014
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Authorities said a worker died recently while cutting down a tree.

WPBN-WTOM reported the 46-year-old man died Friday afternoon in Mason County's Eden Township.

The Ludington Daily News reported that the sheriff's department identified the man, who died at the scene, as John L. Short of Whitehall.

Sheriff's officials said the man was cutting a 50-foot-tall tree that dropped, hit another tree and broke into several pieces. A five-foot chunk struck him in the head.

Sheriff Kim Cole said the tree was rotten in the middle.

Short worked for a tree service that was doing selective cutting for a private property owner.

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