Fire department responds to tree worker who falls almost 40 feet

fairfield-tree-full-rock-maOn Monday, March 30, at 12:23 p.m., the Fairfield Emergency Communications Center received a call reporting that a tree worker had fallen from a tree at 188 Rock Major Road.

Upon arrival, the Fire Department found the worker on the ground in the rear of the house. He had fallen more than 40 feet.

Under the Command of Assistant Chief Schuyler Sherwood, fire personnel immediately began treating the patient who was conscious and responsive. He did not appear to have life threatening injuries. The worker stated he had an issue with his climbing spikes that caused him to fall. Newly appointed Deputy Chief Kyran Dunn was on scene and assisted with incident coordination and control.

American Medical Response arrived shortly after the fire department. Multiple responders from the Fire Department and AMR were required to remove the patient from the wooded area. The patient was transported by AMR.

The Connecticut Occupational Safety and Health Administration was requested and responded to the scene. Fairfield Police responded with multiple units and provided scene security and support. The Fire Department remained on scene until about 1:01 p.m.

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