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Police ID Man Killed In Well Accident

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Police, Thursday, identified the man who was killed in a well accident Wednesday afternoon about 50 feet over the Connecticut state line in Massachusetts.

Hampden, Massachusetts Police identified the victim as Martin Peterson, 61, of Vernon. Peterson was an employee of Stavens Brothers of Willington.

Police say Peterson was drilling the well when he somehow fell in around 1:30 p.m.

Emergency crews were called to an address on Hampden Road in Somers, but it turned out the accident actually occurred in Massachusetts. The investigation has now been turned over to Hampden Police, Massachusetts State Police, and the Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents.

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