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Minn. forest worker killed by tree

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A tree fell and fatally struck a 59-year old Wayzata man Thursday afternoon in northern Minnesota, the Duluth News Tribune reports.

The man was a contract worker for the U.S. Forest Service, working in an area near Ely, Minn., and was unable to get out of the way of a tree he was cutting down when he was struck, WDIO reported.

The man, whose name has not yet been released, was transported to Ely-Bloomenson Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, the News Tribune reported.

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