Worker Cutting Trees for CL&P Killed in Accident

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    A man who was cutting trees for Connecticut Light & Power died after being hit by one of those trees in Meriden on Monday.

    A man who was cutting trees for Connecticut Light & Power died after being hit by one of those trees in Meriden on Monday.

    Police  have identified the worker as Frank Cline, 26, of Dover Plains, New York.

    The accident happened just before 9:30 a.m. on Monday at Lanouette Street and Lanouette Street Extension, according to police.

    After one of Cline’s coworkers cut a tree limb, it swung and struck Cline, who fell to the ground. Then, the landed on top of him, police said.

    Cline was transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital and later died from the injuries, police said.

    The incident was referred to Occupational Safety and Health Administration to be investigated.

    Cline was working for Tree Inc., based in Houston, Texas, which was cutting the trees for the local utility company.

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