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Laurens Man Killed

By Falling Tree

OTSEGO – A Town of Otsego Highway Department worker was killed Monday morning when he was struck by a falling tree.

Adam C. Burgess, 27, of Laurens, was working on Bissell Road in the Town of Otsego on Monday, Nov. 23 as part of a three-man crew cutting and clearing roadside trees when he was accidentally struck by a falling tree.  He was transported to Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown and pronounced deceased at 10:40 a.m. by Dr. Luis Oceguerra from injuries consisting of a skull fracture.

Otsego County Coroner James Dow advised that no autopsy would be performed.



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