Worker Killed by Falling Tree

Posted at: 05/17/2013 10:03 AM | Updated at: 05/17/2013 3:20 PM

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A contract worker for the U.S. Forest Service died after a tree fell on him in Lake County Thursday afternoon.

The incident happened on Birch Lake Road in northern Lake County near Ely at about 12:43 p.m.  The Lake County Sheriff's Office says the worker was cutting down trees but he was not able to get out of the way of one of the falling trees.

The worker, 59-year-old Douglas Raymond Harris of Wayzata, Minn., was pronounced dead at the hospital in Ely.

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