SC tree trimmer killed in Long Island mishap

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by The Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on November 15, 2012 at 10:15 PM

NEW YORK -- Police on Long Island say a tree trimmer from South Carolina was killed when he was struck by a branch while trying to remove a tree that had been knocked over during Superstorm Sandy.

Police said Thursday that 36-year-old David Freberg, of York, was struck in the head by a broken tree limb on Nov. 12 in Nissequogue. He was rushed to Stony Brook Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
 
Police say Freberg was working for the South Carolina-based Patriot Tree Service.

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