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Officials ID man killed by falling tree branch on Kauai

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LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) - Officials have released the identity of a worker who was killed by a falling tree branch earlier this week.

The Garden Island reports that 24-year-old Matthew Tester, of Oregon, was part of a Green Energy Team biomass project that was cutting down and removing branches from albizia trees when he was killed Wednesday.

Plant manager Michael Mann says Tester was wearing protective gear at the time of the incident, .

Albizia trees are used as fuel in the Green Energy Team biomass plant near Koloa. The power plant is expected to be fully operational by the end of January.

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