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Tree-cutting accident near Stewartville leaves one man dead

Tree-cutting fatality near Stewartville in Pleasant Grove Township
Tree-cutting fatality near Stewartville in Pleasant Grove Township(KTTC)
Published: Dec. 2, 2021 at 9:24 AM CST
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PLEASANT GROVE TOWNSHIP, Minn. (KTTC) – A man is dead after a tree-cutting accident near Stewartville in Pleasant Grove Township.

It happened just before 3 p.m. Wednesday off 110th Street Southeast.

According to the Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office, a 71-year-old man was attempting to take down a tree using a tractor when the tree split in half and landed on top of him.

Deputies said his wife later found him unresponsive with significant head and facial trauma from a fallen tree.

The medical examiner was called to the scene.

The accident remains under investigation.

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