Trimmer is hospitalized after fall from tree

January 12, 1994

A 25-year-old tree trimmer from Taneytown, who apparently cut off the limb supporting him while he was in a tree, remained in serious and stable condition at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore yesterday after falling about 25 feet to the ground on Monday.

David Martin Hopwood, of Bear Run Road, was working in a tree near Liberty Reservoir along Route 32 about 1:25 p.m. when the accident occurred, according to state police.

Mr. Hopwood injured his left arm and received other undisclosed injuries. He was carried out of the woods by Gamber firefighters, said co-workers and Tfc. Matt Jones of the state police.

The victim's co-workers told investigators the man was about 25 feet up in the tree when the accident occurred.

No one else was injured, police said.

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