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Saugerties man killed by falling branch

Saugerties man killed by falling branch

A Saugerties man was fatally struck outside his home by a tree branch cut by a Central Hudson contractor on the afternoon of June 5, according to town police. Miles Putman, 60, of 107 Mount Airy Road was hit at 2:04 p.m. while checking on the progress of branch-clearing workers from the Allentown, Pa.-based company Jaflo, which clears brush between power lines for Central Hudson.