Tree Cutter Clearing Matthew Debris Dies From Log Roll

Jacksonville Hurricane 2
Posted at 5:29 PM, Oct 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-11 13:35:21-04

ORMOND BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Officials in central Florida say a worker removing trees and debris in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew has died after a large log rolled on top of him.

Volusia County Sheriff's deputies said in a statement that it happened Monday near Ormond Beach. The unidentified victim was working with other crewmembers to cut downed trees in a neighborhood.

State officials are tallying deaths from Florida counties, and so far have reported five. Those deaths include a Volusia County woman killed by a falling tree during the storm, but not any that have occurred in the days since the storm passed.

Matthew has been blamed for more than 500 deaths in Haiti and 27 in the U.S. - more than half of those in North Carolina.

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