Billboard worker struck by falling tree while trying to clear a path

Williamston, NC – An unidentified worker sustained a serious head injury Tuesday evening after he was pinned under a tree. Authorities stated that workers from a billboard company were trying to cut down trees and other debris to clear a path towards a billboard. One of the workers was struck by a tree, pinning him and trapping him partially under water.

A co-worker, who was nearby, immediately rushed to his aid and was able to free the injured man from underneath the tree. Williamston Fire Rescue EMS had to be called in to help clear a path so that the injured man could be removed on a stretcher from the heavily wooded area.

The man was airlifted to Vidant Medical Center and his current condition is unknown. Authorities did state he was alert and conscious when he was taken from the scene.

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