Tree trimmers help rescue fellow worker struck by branch near Stonecrest

Credit: NewsChopper 2

Credit: NewsChopper 2

Emergency medical workers had to perform CPR on a man after a piece of a tree struck him Friday afternoon in DeKalb County.

The incident happened about 12:30 p.m. along Serenity Lane near Stonecrest, DeKalb County Fire Rescue spokesman Capt. Jaeson Daniels confirmed. According to officials, a large branch fell and hit the man. It was not clear where on the man’s body he was struck.

A crew of arborists were working to clear an undeveloped lot where a new house is being developed, according to Channel 2 Action News. A project manager told the news station one of the workers was sitting away from the tree trimming when a large branch crashed down and pinned him to the ground.

Daniels said the victim was in traumatic arrest when fire crews arrived and first responders performed CPR on him.

The victim’s fellow workers lifted the branch off him before fire crews arrived, Channel 2 reported. The man was taken to Atlanta Medical Center with critical injuries. Officials did not release his name Friday afternoon.

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