71 year old Paul Stewart was injured when a tree he was felling unexpectedly kicked back at him. It is unknown if the tree barber-chaired, or bounced. The tree struck him below the knee and he received a broken tibia in his right leg, a shattered left knee cap, possible ligament damage in his left leg and lacerations. Stewart was working alone in his back yard at the time of the accident. He crawled 50 yards back to his house to call for help.