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Tradies save the life of their colleague after the tree damaged by the storm crushed him

Fast thinking traditions save the life of their colleague after the tree damaged by the storm that he pruned fell and crushed him

  • The man in his thirties was hit by a falling tree in Robertson, southwest of Wollongong
  • He cleared the tree from high-voltage lines after it was damaged during a storm
  • Gave him CPR and used defibrillator to start his heart before paramedics arrived
  • Airlifted to hospital in critical condition with severe head and chest trauma

Fast-thinking colleagues saved the life of a man after being crushed by a falling tree that he was trying to remove from power lines.

The man in his late 30s chopped a tree in a cherry picker in Robertson, southwest of Wollongong, after Sunday’s huge storm.

Suddenly the tree fell and “crushed him,” causing him to suffer major head and chest trauma and put him to a cardiac arrest.

Fast-thinking colleagues save the life of a man after being crushed by a falling tree that he tried to remove from power lines

Fast-thinking colleagues save a man’s life after being crushed by a falling tree that he tried to remove from power lines

Colleagues lowered him to the floor and started CPR, after which he used a defibrillator to restart his heart before paramedics arrived.

The man was taken in a critical condition by helicopter from Roberson Nature Reserve to Liverpool Hospital around 2 p.m. on Monday.

The locals said the man was breathing when he was loaded on the helicopter thanks to “miraculous” work from his colleagues and paramedics.

The man in his late 30s chopped a tree in a cherry picker in Robertson, southwest of Wollongong, after the huge storm of Sunday, and airlift to the hospital

The man in his late 30s chopped a tree in a cherry picker in Robertson, southwest of Wollongong, after the huge storm of Sunday, and airlift to the hospital

The man in his late 30s chopped a tree in a cherry picker in Robertson, southwest of Wollongong, after the huge storm of Sunday, and airlift to the hospital

NSW Ambulance Inspector Gavin Wood said the storm made trees dangerous and begged people to be careful.

“Trees and shrubs around the place come pretty dangerous and unstable. The drought has dried out much of the forest and forests,” he said.

“We ask that people be attentive and vigilant.”

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