Man sent to hospital after tree-felling accident |

Man sent to hospital after tree-felling accident

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – A 31-year-old man was taken to Barton Memorial Hospital with minor injuries May 20 after being involved in a tree felling incident on Cattlemans Trail.

“The accident occurred when a section of tree being cut approximately 100 feet above ground splintered and fell, causing the victim to be pinned against the tree with his harness,” said Lake Valley Fire Protection District spokeswoman Leona Allen in an email.

The accident happened during a commercial tree service operation and the section of tree that splintered weighed more than 900 pounds, Allen said.

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