84-Year-Old Logger Crushed By Tree He Was Splitting

An 84-year-old Pennsylvania logger has been killed after part of a 30-inch diameter tree he was cutting fell onto him.

The Luzerne County coroner says William Burger died of trauma injuries about 2 p.m. Monday.

Sugarloaf Township Fire Chief Duane Hildebrand says Burger was an experienced logger who was working with his son when the tree split and part of it fell on him.

Sugarloaf is about 40 miles (64.4 kilometers) southwest of Scranton.

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