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Hampton man killed in tree-cutting accident in Haverhill, Mass.

HAVERILL, Mass. - A New Hampshire man died on Christmas Eve in a tree-cutting accident in Massachusetts, according to the Essex County District Attorney's Office.

The 32-year-old man from Hampton, N.H., was part of a crew removing a tree from a home at 133 North Ave. in Haverill, said Carrie Kimball Monahan, spokeswoman for the district attorney's office.

He was tied off on a limb that snapped off the tree, she said. He fell to the ground and the limb landed on top of him.'

'It was quite large,' Monahan said of the limb.

The man was taken to Lawrence General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, she said.

Monahan said authorities are not releasing the man's name. She said family has been notified, but his name is still being withheld for 'privacy' reasons.

tbuckland@unionleader.com

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