Man severely injured after being pinned against tree

Dunkirk, NY – An unidentified man was severely injured while attempting to cut down a tree. The man was found pinned between a ladder, tree limb, and the trunk of the tree he was taking down. He was approximately 15 feet off the ground. A high-lift truck from the Dunkirk Department of Public Works, two National Grid bucket trucks and additional manpower were deployed to the scene of the rescue. A National Grid bucket truck was used to access the tree limb and secure it to mechanically relieve the pressure from the patient. Once the pressure was relived, the man was immediately lowered to the ground. He was flown to the Erie County Medical Center by Starflight.

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