Tree-trimmer struck by limb injured

MOUNTLAKE TERRACE — A tree-trimmer was rushed to a Seattle hospital Tuesday after suffering an injury in Mountlake Terrace.

Rescue crews were told the man was about 30 feet up a tree and cutting a limb when he was struck in the shoulder, said Leslie Hynes, spokeswoman for Snohomish County Fire District 1. The impact from the falling limb slammed the man into the tree.

It happened about 4:45 p.m. in the 22200 block of 38th Avenue W. The man lost consciousness for a time, Hynes said. His co-worker on the ground called 911.

Firefighters were able to reach the man with a ladder truck. He was able to walk down the ladder with assistance, Hynes said.

Crews still were evaluating the man’s injuries Tuesday night. His age was not immediately available.

View Rescue, 3-19-13 in a larger map

More in Local News

500 tires go up in flames at a store south of Everett

There were no injuries. And it was nowhere near as bad as that months-long tire fire in 1984.

Inclusion super important to Monroe High senior

Sarah Reeves worked to make homecoming more representative of the student population.

A pot deal between teens leaves them injured, facing charges

Police found out about the incident when both ended up at the same hospital that night.

Funds up for council vote would aid conservation district

District stands to receive an extra $1 million each year, if the County Council gives its approval.

Herald photos of the week

A weekly collection of The Herald’s best images by staff photographers and… Continue reading

Lake Stevens man injured by 50-foot fall near Leavenworth

The rescuers had to tie in to keep from falling due to the steep rugged terrain.

Missing 6-year-old’s body found in trash bin near Lynnwood

Dayvid Pakko was mildly autistic. A suspect in his death is a relative, the sheriff’s office said.

1 shot dead, another wounded in apparent Everett robbery

There are indications the victims might have known the shooter, who apparently fled in a vehicle.

Hiding in plain sight: Burned Everett building had rich past

It was a hotel, boarding house, fraternal lodge, church, dance studio and office furniture store.

Most Read