NEEDMORE, Pa. — An employee of a Needmore lumber company was killed Tuesday when an oak tree he was cutting down fell on him, Pennsylvania State Police said in a news release.
Melvin Daniel Powell, 62, of 14077 Timber Ridge Road, was working on a job for M&C Lumber on private property along Bethel Church Road in Bethel Township, Pa., at about 12:33 p.m. when the incident occurred, police said.
Powell was pronounced dead at the scene by Fulton County Deputy Coroner Darrin Smith at 2 p.m., police said.
Powell died of blunt force trauma, according to the release. His death was classified as accidental, police said.