A man in his late 40s identified as Alexander Garpue Morgan of Daywrah Town in Hoegbarn Township, Glakon Statutory District #2 in Grand Bassa County was killed when a tree he was sawing with a friend, reportedly fell on him.
Residents in the area told the Daily Observer last week that the incident occurred on Monday January 26.
They said the deceased and a friend identified only as Phillip had gone to cut down a tree in Beyan Town when the incident took place.
They explained further that when the tree was about to fall the friend called on Morgan to run to the other side, away from the direction of the falling tree. But sadly, Morgan rushed to the direction where the tree was falling.
“Morgan stood still,” Phillip told residents who had rushed to the scene to help, “but it was too late when the tree crushed him to death.” Residents broke down in tears when they saw the body of Morgan under the tree.
Other Power Saw men then worked frantically to lift the portion of the tree that had fallen on Morgan but he was already dead when they drew his body from under the tree, Phillip said.
The Daily Observer learned that the deceased worked on a contract basis, felling trees for neighbors in the township.
The remains of Morgan were laid to rest on Saturday, February 6, in BIA Community in St. John River City Corporation District #2.
He leaves to mourn his widow, Makornee Morgan and other relatives and friends.