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11:13 am - March 26, 2017
Man killed in tree-cutting accident
CANTERBURY ‚ÄĒ A 32-year-old Canterbury resident was killed during a tree-cutting accident Saturday.
Emergency services were called to the address of 74 Goodwin Road, Unit 2, at about 4 p.m. on Saturday by the wife of resident Matthew Veloce.
Veloce had been cutting down a tree with a chainsaw by himself when the tree fell on him, trapping him beneath the branches.
His wife found him and called 911 and local police, fire and emergency medical personnel responded to the scene.
The emergency medical services freed Veloce from the tree branches before 4:30 p.m., but could not revive him.
‚ÄúHe was pronounced deceased at the scene by medical personnel,‚ÄĚ said state police Sgt. Eric Haglund out of Troop D in Danielson, which was one of the units that responded to the fatality. ‚ÄúThere was no criminal aspect to this incident.‚ÄĚ
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