Lawyers want to pin responsibility for fallen tree death at Compounce

Posted Monday, August 2, 2004 10:07 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Assigning responsibility in the death of a 5-year-old boy struck by a tree branch at Lake Compounce in May will not be easy. The amusement park and landscaping firm hired to trim trees did not have a written contract, the park's lawyer said Friday. A contract between Lake Compounce and Total Landscaping and Tree Service of Newtown could be important in establishing responsibility in the May 16 accident in the Southington area of the park that killed Sean Rice of Shelton and injured his mother.

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