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Tree Branch Kills East Drumore Man

Posted on Apr 23, 2013

A wayward tree branch killed a 58-year-old East Drumore Township man yesterday when it fell on him while a tree on his property was being cut down.  Martin J. Rineer and his sister, Bertie Rineer, were having poplars on their property logged when Martin went to tell workers that a truck (to haul the wood) would not be arriving Monday.

Lancaster County Coroner Dr. Stephen Diamantoni ruled the death an accident caused by multiple traumatic injuries. No autopsy will be performed.  The large branch killed Rineer immediately, the coroner said.  The tree, with a trunk about 26 inches in diameter, fell in a different direction than intended, Diamantoni said.

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