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Worker in Texas dies in tree-cutting accident

Published On: Jan 23 2014 08:24:23 AM CST
Updated On: Jan 23 2014 08:24:38 AM CST
Texas Flag news
POLLOK, Texas (AP) -

 A worker has died in a tree-cutting accident in East Texas.

The Angelina County Sheriff's Office says the victim was dead at the scene Wednesday afternoon after a 20-foot section of tree fell on him. The man was identified as Lucio Vasquez of Groveton.

The accident happened on some private property at a rural site near Pollok, about 125 miles northeast of Houston. Authorities say Vasquez and several other people were part of the tree-cutting crew using heavy equipment and chain saws.

Authorities ordered an autopsy.