Laurens Man Dies In Tree Accident
New York State Police at Richfield Springs responded Monday morning to an Otsego County 911 report of a fatal injury at a work site on Bissell Road in the Town of Otsego. The investigation determined that 27 year old Adam Burgess of Laurens, was working as part of a three-man crew cutting and clearing roadside trees for the Town of Otsego Highway Department. Burgess was accidentally stuck by a falling tree. He was transported to Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown and pronounced deceased at 10:40 a.m. from injuries consisting of a skull fracture.