Man Impaled up Tree in Trumbull, CT


TRUMBULL, Conn. (WTNH) — A ladder partially impaled a man’s leg in Trumbull after it and the tree he was working on somehow fell.

“We received a call with Trumbull EMS that a victim was stuck in a tree, about 13 to 15 feet in the air,” said Deputy Chief Alex Rauso, Long Hill Fire Department.

A man cutting tree limbs while on standing on a ladder on Fresh Meadow Drive found himself trapped between an enormously heavy tree limb and the ladder he was working on, digging into his upper leg.

“We estimated it was probably in excess of 2,000 pounds with a ladder partially impaled into the victim,” said Rauso.

It took rescuers close to two hours to free the man from his predicament. He was conscious and speaking during the ordeal.

“Firefighters did an extremely amazing job. It was very detailed, very challenging, and their efforts were extraordinary today,” Rauso said.

Trauma doctors were called in to assist with the delicate procedure in hopes of saving the man’s life.

“Being that the distance he was in the air, the weight of the tree on him, his condition, we had to work extremely careful to not make the situation any worse,” said Rauso.

The man was rushed to a hospital. His identity and condition have not been released.