Worker hospitalized after 30-foot fall from NW Austin tree

Published 10:16 am Tuesday, September 1, 2015

A 36-year-old Austin man was taken to Mayo Clinic Rochester — St. Marys Campus after he allegedly fell 30 feet out of a tree in rural northwest Austin on Monday afternoon.

Mower County Sheriff Terese Amazi said the man, employed by SureGrip Tree Service, slipped and fell while he was cutting a branch down shortly before 2 p.m. Monday.

He was transported by Mayo 1 helicopter to the hospital, according to Amazi. His condition is unknown as of Tuesday morning.

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