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Md. contractor killed by falling tree identified

Thursday - 11/1/2012, 12:25pm  ET

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Police are identifying a contractor who was killed by a falling tree in Annapolis while removing debris from Superstorm Sandy.

Anne Arundel County police said Thursday that family members identified the man as 50-year-old Santiago Lopez of Annapolis. He was originally from Mexico.

Police spokesman Justin Mulcahy tells The Baltimore Sun ( http://bsun.md/TWequu) that Lopez was part of a crew from W.D. Olsen Tree Care working to remove fallen trees in a waterfront community near the Bay Bridge.

The Maryland Occupational Safety and Health agency is investigating the accident.

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Information from: The Baltimore Sun, http://www.baltimoresun.com


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