Brimfield, MA – A woman in her 40s was airlifted to the hospital after being struck by a log.
According to Brimfield Chief of Police Charles Kuss, officers responded to the scene after a 911 call was reported at around 5:15 PM. They found the property owner and victim located in the back of the property.
Upon further investigation, it was determined that the woman was clearing and trimming trees on her property prior to the incident.
The woman was riding a tractor by a tall tree when, all of a sudden, a large log, which was measured at eight to ten inches in diameter and about six to eight feet long, became dislodged from a tree that was filled with debris.
The log fell and struck the woman in the back as she was riding.
Other people were home at the time the incident took place and immediately called 911.
The woman was conscious and alert when they arrived, and, after being evaluated by paramedics, was taken via Lifelight to UMass-Worcester Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.
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