Worker killed while felling tree in Berks County

    A worker died in Berks County today while taking down an 80-foot tree, reports.

    Martin David Reusing, 49, of West Reading, died in the accident shortly after 10:30 a.m. in the 400 block Shartlesville Road in Jefferson Township.

    Police said Reusing was hit in the neck by a large limb that had been cut from the tree and was being lowered to the ground.

    • WHYY thanks our sponsors — become a WHYY sponsor

    Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

    Together we can reach 100% of WHYY’s fiscal year goal