An Oxford County man was killed Wednesday when he was struck by a falling tree at a worksite in the town of Waterford.

Police and emergency crews responded shortly after 2:00 p.m.

The Sheriff's Office says the man was part of a work crew from Searles Excavation. He was clearing brush and felling trees when the top of a tree he was cutting broke off and hit him in the head. Other members of the crew rushed to help but the 50-year old Harrison man died at the scene.

His name has not been released.

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The Oxford County Sheriff’s Office is working with the State Medical Examiner’s Office and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration on the investigation.

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