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Employee of Tree Logging Company Killed by Falling Tree - No Foul Play Suspected

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On October 19 at 10:53 a.m., Charles County Sheriff's officers responded to the 14100 block of Federal Hill Place in Charlotte Hall for the report of an injured person. Investigation revealed a tree logging company was cutting trees.

While Jacob D. Hertzler, an employee, was cutting a felled tree, another tree that he had pre-cut fell on him and killed him.

Hertzler was pronounced dead at the scene shortly thereafter and his body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy.

A representative from the Maryland Occupational Safety and Health Administration responded to the scene for its investigation. There are no signs of foul play. Det. T. Miner is investigating.

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