74
      Thursday
      90 / 73
      Friday
      86 / 71
      Saturday
      84 / 71

      SC tree trimmer killed in Long Island mishap

      NEW YORK (AP) - 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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