Bedford man killed by falling tree branch

August 11, 2018

A 38-year-old Bedford man was pronounced dead early Friday after a logging accident in Paint Township.

Somerset County Coroner Wallace Miller said that Troy Lankey was pronounced dead at 2:05 a.m. along Blough Road after a branch came loose and struck him.

Miller said the man was self-employed and was working alone at the time of injury.

Miller said the cause of death is blunt force trauma to the head and neck.

Hooversville and Scalp Level fire departments, Pennsylvania State Police and Conemaugh Township Ambulance responded to the accident Thursday night.

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