Eversource worker killed by falling tree

Eversource worker killed by falling tree

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — Police say an Eversource subcontractor was killed by a falling tree in Connecticut.

Authorities say the worker was repairing a line in Middletown around 3:20 p.m. Sunday when a tree fell on top of the lineman.

The person's name has not been released.

Eversource and United Illuminating both reported more than 25,000 customers without power late Sunday after the state was hit by freezing rain and sleet.

Mayor Dan Drew issued a statement Sunday saying the lineman "was in harm's way today for the benefit of others."