POSTVILLE, IOWA – A Northern Iowa man died after he was working on a tree and it fell on him.
On May 6, 2018 the Allamakee County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a person pinned beneath a tree.
An adult male, 65-year-old Stephen Michael Smith of Postville, Iowa, had been cutting a tree down at a residence and the tree fell on him, pinning him underneath. Smith was pronounced deceased at the scene as a result of injuries sustained in the incident.
The incident remains under investigation by the Allamakee County Sheriff’s Office.
Assisting at the scene was the Allamakee County Sheriff’s Office, Iowa State Patrol, Veterans Memorial Hospital Ambulance Service & Waukon Pioneer Fire Department.