CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) – A contractor at Cedar Rapids was hospitalized with serious injuries after a major, Derecho-damaged fall occurred him on Friday.
Cedar Rapids firefighters and other emergency services were called to the 1800 block on Aaron Drive NW at 12:56 pm. M.. .
Authorities say a 24-year-old man was working to remove a tree from behind a residence when the tree began to twist and fall on him while the tree was being felled.
When the crews arrived, they found the man with a large oak tree on him. Authorities say the tree fell on the victim’s abdomen and he was pinned under the tree.
Firefighters had to use rescue tools, including air bags, to remove the man from under the tree.
The man was released at 1:21 a.m.. M.. . and taken to a local hospital by Area Ambulance.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, KCRG-TV, Derecho
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