Construction worker injured by falling tree branch

47 year old John Benes was injured while trimming trees on a construction site. Benes was on standing on the top level of site and was struck by a falling branch. After being struck by the branch he fell six feet off of the level surface he was standing on. Benes was transported to Bryan West hospital in critical condition. The branch that struck Benes was about 20 feet long and seven inches in diameter. It is unknown at this time if he was a tree care professional, or just a construction worker.

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