Fatal tree cutting accident in Valmeyer IL

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VALMEYER, IL (KPLR) – A man was killed Monday while cutting trees in the woods near B Road and Bluff Road in rural Valmeyer IL Monday afternoon. The Republic-Times is reporting that two men were cutting trees at the time of the accident, when a tree fell on one of the men around 2 pm. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency services personnel.

The Occupation Safety and Health Administration has been notified of the accident, and may assist in the investigation along with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department and other law enforcement agencies.