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EnCon Investigating Fatal Tree Contractor Accident

Connecticut State Environmental Conservation Police (EnCon) are investigating after a tree contractor was struck and killed by a tree while working in Natchaug State Forest in the area of Pumpkin Hill Road in Chaplin shortly before Noon on November 1st. The victim, a 61 year old male, was clearing trees that had been damaged as a result of gypsy moths when the accident occurred. The name of the victim is not being released at this time, pending notification of next of kin.
No further details are being released at this time.
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