Tree falls, killing man working at construction site in Burkittsville

November 22, 1999|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A man was killed yesterday when a tree fell on a bulldozer he was operating at a Frederick County construction site, said state police said.

Charles Augustus Bartholow, 63, was knocking down trees and moving debris about 7:20 a.m. at a residential building site in the 4500 block of Burkittsville Road in Burkittsville, poilice said. One of the trees apparently fell and struck Bartholow in the head, police said.

Bartholow of South Jefferson Street in Frederick died a short time later at Frederick Memorial Hospital, police said.

The incident is being investigated by police and Maryland Occupational Safety and Health.

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