- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 2, 2016

THETFORD, Vt. (AP) - Police say a traffic flagger who was seriously injured in Vermont last month after being struck by a tree has died.

Workers were removing the tree along Godfrey Road in Thetford on Feb. 16 when it struck 77-year-old Donald Ferland of Greensboro Bend.

Ferland, who was not wearing a hard hat or other protective equipment, was taken to Dartmouth Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire. Police say he died from his injuries on Monday.

He was employed for traffic control by New England Tree Experts of Hardwick. The crew was helping to clear for a utility line upgrade along the road.

Police and the Vermont Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating.

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