Man critically injured after being struck by a falling tree

50 year old Jeff Needels was injured when a co-worker drop a tree and it struck him in the upper back. Co-worker Cameron Mattison stated that the crew was about to quit for the day when an 8 inch diameter tree fell the wrong way and struck Needels. When the tree hit Needels it “crumpled him”. Mattison immediately cut the tree off of him and called 911. Needels was transported to Springfield via Air Evac. His condition is currently unknown.

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