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Man Injured After 40-Foot Fall While Trimming Tree

by on January 29, 2014 3:10 PM

A 21-year-old man was seriously injured after falling 40-feet Wednesday morning while trimming a tree, according to State College police.

About 9:30 a.m., the victim was trimming tree limbs for West Penn Power when he fell in the 1100 block of Smithfield Circle.

Police say the victim fell when the limb he was standing on broke and simultaneously his chain saw cut his safety-line.

The victim was transported to Mount Nittany Medical Center before being flown to a regional trauma center, police say.

The man works for Asplundh, a company that provides tree-trimming and other services to utility companies.

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