Sandy cleanup contractor killed by tree in Md.

Repair crew members of Delmarva Power replace a power pole which was damage during Hurricane Sandy on Oct. 30, 2012, in Ocean City, Maryland. President Barack Obama has declared the situation a "major disaster" for large areas of the U.S. east coast, including New York City. Alex Wong/Getty Images

ANNAPOLIS, Md.A contractor working superstorm Sandy cleanup in Annapolis, Md., killed when tree falls on him.

CBS affiliate WJZ in Baltimore reports the man, who was in his 40s, was part of a work crew that was removing trees in the area. He was found under a tree and pronounced dead at the scene.

Anne Arundel County Police and Maryland Occupational Safety and Health are investigating the incident.

Towns near the Maryland coast like Annapolis were inundated with wind and water during superstorm Sandy. WJZ reports more than 300,000 lost power state-wide, although about half have since been restored.

That state as a whole has been dealing with the twin disasters of the storm on its eastern coast, while western Maryland has dealt with as much as 29 inches of snow. Sandy is so far being blamed for 3 deaths in Maryland.

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