In a freak accident at the U.S. Capital building, a tree branch fell killing a man who was working on the property.
On April 18th, the victim was working on an irrigation pipe when a branch from an American elm tree broke free and fell onto him. The tree split at the trunk with a four foot diameter section tipping at ground level next to the sidewalk, according to a report. The section of the tree is between 30 and 40 feet in length.
The man was rushed to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead. He is survived by his wife and two young children.