Posted at: 07/01/2013 3:13 PM

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Owatonna Businessman Killed in Tree Cutting Accident

(ABC 6 NEWS) -- A well known businessman from Owatonna has died in a tree cutting accident.

Ted Paffrath was killed in central New London, Minnesota Sunday afternoon. He was cutting down some trees on family land, when part of a tree fell, and crushed him.

He was alone at the time, and was found by family members.

Paffrath was pronounced dead at the scene.
   

(Photo from http://paffrathjewelers.net/)