Tree Service Employee Killed by Falling Tree

On July 19, 2021, at about 1249 hours, Newark Police, New Castle County EMS and Aetna Hose, Hook, and Ladder Company personnel were dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of Walker Way, Newark, for a report of a male who had been struck by a falling tree. The male victim, 64, was pronounced dead at the scene by New Castle County EMS.

An investigation by Newark Police determined that two males, employed by a tree cutting service, were cutting down a tree in the backyard of the residence.  One of the males was struck by a piece of the tree that fell as it was being cut and suffered fatal injuries.

The name of the decedent is being withheld as notification of next of kin is not complete.

The incident has been referred to United States Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration.  This incident appears to be an accident and no further press releases are anticipated.