Tree falls on heavy equipment, killing operator

One person was killed on December 9, 2020, in Jones County, Mississippi, when a tree fell on the cab of a track excavator the victim was using to clear land.

Volunteer firefighters spent three hours using chain saws and a Jaws of Life hydraulic tool trying to free the victim. The man, who was part of a crew clearing a tract of land, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a magnoliastatelive.com report.

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