Thea Digiammerino

Contractor Struck and Killed by Tree in Natchaug State Forest in Chaplin

A 61-year-old worker was killed when a tree fell at Natchaug State Forest in Chaplin Thursday.

The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection said the man was a tree contractor. He was working in the area of Pumpkin Hill Road clearing trees that were damaged by gypsy moths when he was struck and killed by a tree.

The victim has not been publicly identified.

State Environmental Conservation Police are investigating.

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