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Illinois man dies in fall while trimming trees

Published: Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 9:17 a.m. CDT

EDWARDSVILLE – Southwestern Illinois officials say a 75-year-old man has died from a fall while trimming trees.

The Madison County coroner said Monday that Dan Dauderman was found dead on Saturday in Alhambra. His preliminary cause of death is a broken neck and severing of the spinal cord.

Dauderman's family members found him Saturday on his 300-acre farm after they couldn't reach him by phone. The coroner says he was trimming trees from the bucket of his tractor when a limb fell and hit the tractor's manual bucket release. He fell about 10 feet to the ground and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The family told the coroner he might have been out in the wooded area since last Tuesday, based on uncollected mail.

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