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A local man seriously injured in a tree cutting accident on Thursday has died.

Steven A. Joseph, 43, of Winsted, died on Friday at Hartford Hospital. He was flown there after the accident Thursday afternoon on Windsor Lane.

Joseph is survived by his wife Jennifer and children Grace and Joseph.

New Hartford First Selectman Dan Jerram said Joseph, a maintainer for the town's highway department, had taken the day off to do some tree work. He and another man were working when the accident occurred.

"It's just terrible, " Jerram said. "Everybody's still in shock about it."

In addition to working for the town, he ran Joseph's Tree Service.

A funeral is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Church in Winsted. Burial will be private. Calling hours are 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Rowe Funeral Home, 283 Torrington Road, Litchfield.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Joseph Children's Trust c/o Torrington Municipal & Teachers Federal Credit Union, 777 East Main Street, Torrington, CT 06790.

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