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Police Identify Annapolis Man as Contractor Killed by Tree

Santiago Lopez, 50, of Annapolis, died Wednesday while clearing trees from a home in Broadneck after Sandy.

An Annapolis man, who was cleaning up after Hurricane Sandy, died when a tree fell on him Wednesday.

Santiago Lopez, 50, of Annapolis, was working as a contractor at a home in the 1600 block of Homewood Road in Broadneck on Wednesday, clearing debris from Sandy's aftermath.

He was pronounced dead at the scene of the incident before emergency workers could arrive, according to the Anne Arundel County Fire Department.

Anne Arundel County police said Lopez's family confirmed his identity. A native of Mexico, Lopez worked for W.D. Olsen Tree Care, an Annapolis-based tree removal service.  

ABC 2 News in Baltimore reported that Lopez was working with his son at the time, who witnessed the accident.

Janet Norman November 01, 2012 at 06:12 PM
Patch - can you find out if the Tree Service owner or someone is setting up a bank account for donations from the community? We rely on hard working people taking risks to keep our lives running smoothly, and their families need to be taken care of when bad accidents happen....
Anna Staver (Editor) November 01, 2012 at 06:14 PM
Janet, I will find out and let you know.
Anna Staver (Editor) November 03, 2012 at 01:50 PM
A donation fund has been established for his family. This article explains everything you need to know if you want to donate. http://annapolis.patch.com/articles/donation-fund-established-for-man-killed-on-job
Marlene Casasco November 03, 2012 at 05:20 PM
I'm very sad, Santiago was a wonderful man, work for me for several years, all ways with a smile and with love and care about nature and gardens, I will miss him very much. Marlene Casasco.
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