Tree service worker dies after being struck in the head

UPDATE 3/19/19: The Whitley County coroner identified the man as 45-year-old Gregory Siler, of Williamsburg.

Corbin, KY – A 45-year-old employee of a tree service company was killed Friday afternoon while working at a private residence in Corbin.

Reports say that the man was struck in the head by a falling branch. “It wasn’t a large branch, but it came from a significant height,” stated Whitley County Coroner Andy Croley.

He was taken by ambulance to Baptist Health Corbin where he was pronounced dead at approximately 1 PM.

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