CANTON, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say a Massachusetts man who was struck by a falling tree limb after a snowstorm has died from his injuries.
The Boston Globe reports that 48-year-old Thomas Gunning died Saturday afternoon at Boston Medical Center.
Gunning was in his yard in Canton tending to an outdoor hockey rink late Friday when the tree limb fell on him. Fire officials say the branch was heavy with snow and fell from about 40 to 50 feet.
Gunning is the second person in the city to die after being struck by a fallen tree limb from Friday’s snowstorm.
Six-year-old Kaleigh Kenyon was pinned under a large limb when it fell in her yard in a nearby neighborhood. She died Friday evening.
The branches fell from towering pine trees in both cases.