11 PM Update, Friday, May 18: We are very sorry to have to report that Steve Joseph has passed away. Please keep his family in your prayers, the NewHartfordPlus crew.
12 NOON Update, Friday, May 18: Steve Joseph is still listed in Critical Condition at Hartford Hospital. We contacted the First Selectman’s Office this morning and will add a statement from the First Selectman when and if we receive one.
Please continue to send your prayers and good thoughts to Steve and his young family, the NewHartfordPlus Crew.
Steve Joseph, a member of the town’s Highway Department, was struck by a falling tree limb and fell from the tree, hitting the ground head-first, an unofficial source told NewHartfordPlus today.
Steve was not working for the town at the time of the accident; he had taken the day off to work on a private tree-cutting job on Windsor Lane off Lair Road in the Nepaug/Bakerville section of New Hartford.
Steve was Life-Starred to Hartford Hospital where he is in the Intensive Care Unit. He is listed in critical condition.
More information will be added when it becomes available.
Please pray for Steve and for his young family. The NewHartfordPlus Crew