Bradford, Vt.

Man dies after being hit by tree

Vermont State Police said a 74-year-old Bradford man was killed while cutting wood when he was hit by tree limb. Police said Arthur Kaiser was near his home on Werner Road, where he was cutting limbs off the downed tree just after 4 p.m. Tuesday. The limb was under pressure, and when the limb was cut the remaining part of the tree sprung from its position, hitting Kaiser in the head. He died a short time later. Police said Kaiser was wearing a helmet with a face shield.