A subcontractor for Eversource was killed by a falling tree in Middletown on Sunday afternoon.
According to Middletown Police, the subcontractor was repairing a line on Millbrook Road around 3:15 p.m. As the repair was completed, a tree fell on top of the lineman and caused fatal injuries.
Officers said the subcontractor's identity will not be released at this time.
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A portion of Millbrook Road is expected to be closed until further notice.
On Monday, Gov. Ned Lamont tweeted about the lineman and said he was sending his thoughts to the person's family.
Lamont said this is a reminder of the dangers these men and women face on our behalf.