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Man Injures Himself When Trying To Remove Tree Limbs

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Paramedics took a 50-year-old man to the hospital after he tumbled from a ladder Sunday afternoon, EMSA reported.

The man was trying to cut tree limbs affected by the week's winter storms. 

Officials said the man's ladder gave way due to the ice. The man was taken to a local hospital in good condition, EMSA said.

Officials urge homeowners to leave tree limb removal to the experts as it can be very serious and dangerous work. Iced branches can be very heavy and could be in contact with power lines.

Tree Removal Assistance Available

Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers are mobilizing to help homeowners statewide remove trees and limbs on private property damaged by the storms.

Priority will be given to the elderly, people with disabilities, people with access and functional needs and single mothers.

Volunteers will conduct an assessment on each property before debris removal begins. Requests for service will be prioritized based on the severity of the situation.

Homeowners in need can call one of three numbers to request for help: 

  • (405) 443-7583
  • (405) 388-6912
  • (405) 415-5261

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