Fallon man dies in tree cutting accident
WELLINGTON ” Lyon County authorities say a Fallon man was killed while attempting to cut down a large cottonwood tree in Smith Valley.
Deputies say 34-year-old Shawnee Zousel died Tuesday when a large limb snapped and pinned him against the trunk.
When rescuers found him, he was about 15 feet off the ground. Zousel was pronounced dead at the scene.
A hay squeeze was used to move the large tree limb and the man was then
lowered down to the ground by fire personnel.
An autopsy is pending with the Wahoe County Medical Examiner’s office.
The accident still is under investigation.