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February 04. 2013 9:47PM

Tree falls, kills Stoddard man

STODDARD - A man was killed in a logging accident Monday when a tree fell on him, New Hampshire State Police said.

Shannon Sarcione, 39, of Stoddard, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Sarcione and another man were cutting down trees in the area and one of them had cut a notch in the tree, preparing to fell it after clearing some limbs nearby, New Hampshire State Police Sgt. Phillip Gaiser said.

Gaiser said high winds likely knocked over the tree before the loggers were ready to take it down.

The other man was not injured and did not see the tree fall on Sarcione, police said.


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