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Lawrence County man, 36, dies when tractor tips onto him

| Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 9:45 a.m.

A Lawrence County man has been killed by his tractor, which flipped over and landed on top of him while the man was logging.

Coroner Alfred DeCarbo pronounced Robert Lewis Mattocks III, 36, dead at the scene about 8 p.m. Sunday. But state police and the coroner say it wasn't immediately clear how long Mattocks was pinned beneath the tractor on his property in Little Beaver Township before he was finally found.

The coroner says Mattocks was pulling a large tree with his tractor when a large branch caught on another tree. That caused the front of the tractor to lift into the air and flip over onto Mattocks.

Results from an autopsy Monday weren't immediately available.

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