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Construction Worker Killed After Tree Fall

By: Mike Waterhouse Email
By: Mike Waterhouse Email

Dispatchers tell WSAZ a tree fell on a worker at the Route 35 construction site in Putnam County, killing him.

It happened just before 11am at a construction site was off Poplar Fork Road near Winfield.

Police say the victim, Jose Midence, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Midence worked for the company Kokosing -- and was working on a new section of the roadway when the accident happened.

A company official says he was clearing timber along the highway when the accident happened.

The company and police say they're still investigating the accident.


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