Support the news

2 People Killed In Canton After Tree Limbs Fall After Snowstorm

This article is more than 3 years old.

Authorities say a man who was struck by a falling tree limb after a winter snowstorm has died from his injuries.

Thomas Gunning, 48, died Saturday afternoon at Boston Medical Center.

Gunning was in his yard in Canton tending to an outdoor hockey rink around 11:15 p.m. Friday when the tree limb, heavy with snow, fell on him. Fire officials say the branch fell from about 40 to 50 feet.

Gunning is the second person to die after being struck by a fallen tree limb from Friday's snowstorm.

Six-year-old Kaleigh Kenyon died at the hospital Friday evening.

She was pinned under a large limb when it fell in her yard in the same town.

The branches fell from towering pine trees in both cases.

With additional reporting from the WBUR Newsroom

+Join the discussion
TwitterfacebookEmail

Support the news