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A plumber is in the hospital with serious injuries after a tree fell on him in Greenwich, closing Benjamin Street.






Updated at 4:31 PM EDT on Friday, Sep 4, 2015




A plumber is in the hospital with serious injuries after a tree fell on him in Greenwich, closing Benjamin Street.

Greenwich first responders received a report at 1:15 p.m. on Friday that a massive tree fell on a man on Benjamin Street in Old Greenwich. The man is a Milford plumbing contractor and he was about to get into his vehicle when the tree toppled and landed on him.

When they arrived, Greenwich firefighters pulled the man out from under a large tree. Greenwich Emergency Medical Service paramedics gave him medical treatment at the scene.

An ambulance transported him to Stamford Hospital to be treated for serious injuries. Police said he was alert and responsive but his prognosis is unclear.

The tree damaged several vehicles when it fell. Greenwich's tree department will be removing the tree and are trying to figure out what caused it to fall. Benjamin Street is closed in the meantime.

Greenwich police are collaborating with the tree department on the investigation.

Published at 3:10 PM EDT on Sep 4, 2015



























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