DEEP Worker Falls 20 Feet in Hartland

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    A state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection employee was injured when he fell 20 feet over a wall while mowing grass near a boat launch in Hartland on Tuesday, according to the DEEP.

    LifeStar medical helicopter responded to Howell's Pond in Hartland after the worker fell near Dish Mill Road, according to Litchfield County Dispatch.

    State officials said they believe the employee was pushing a large lawn mower and doing routine work when the accident happened.

    According to the DEEP, the injured worker was a seasonal employee who had just started work with the agency this summer as part of the DEEP Field Support group.

    A coworker at the scene called for help, and LifeStar airlifted the injured worker to Saint Francis Hospital, where he was treated for broken bones, a spokesperson for the DEEP said.

    His injuries are not life-threatening.