ST. GEORGE — The St. George Communications Center received calls on reports that a man had been hit by a palm tree that fell near River Road and 700 South in St. George just before 5:50 p.m. Sunday. The man was working with a private tree removal crew and was transported to the hospital.
The crew had cut down several large dead palm trees and as they were lifting one onto a flatbed truck using a boom truck and a strap, something came loose, St. George Fire Captain Darren Imlay said. The tree dropped approximately 10 feet and hit one of the workers.
Although Imlay could not comment on the man’s current condition, he said that the man was alert and conscious before he was transported to the Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George.
The tree crew had blocked off a few hundred feet of the right northbound lane of River Road near its intersection with 700 East.
This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.
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