Silver Run man hospitalized after being hit by falling tree

March 20, 1994|By From Staff Reports

A 37-year-old Silver Run man was injured when a tree he was cutting down in a wooded area off Motter Road fell and struck him about 3:15 p.m. Friday.

Thomas Edwards, who operates a logging and lumber business from his home, was flown to the Gettysburg (Pa.) Hospital by the Maryland State Police Med-Evac helicopter after a family member who was with him called 911 for help.

Mr. Edwards was in stable condition yesterday, nursing supervisor Mary Lou Hammett said.

Fire and medic rescue teams from the Pleasant Valley fire station said the tree that struck Mr. Edwards' lower body and legs was 16 to 18 inches in diameter.

Engines from the Littlestown, Pa., fire station also responded, and crews assisted in carrying Mr. Edwards to the helicopter.

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