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Tree trimmer hurt in accident

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A tree trimmer who was working dozens of feet up in a tree was injured and briefly trapped by a falling tree limb Tuesday afternoon.

The accident happened in Old Bridge, in Middlesex County, N.J.

Video from SkyFoxHD showed another worker inside a raised bucket use a chainsaw to cut away the tree limb, freeing the injured worker. The rescuer then helped the trimmer into the bucket and brought him to medics waiting on the ground.

Responders loaded the man on a stretcher and into an ambulance.

The wounded worker's condition is not known, but he was conscious and alert during the rescue. Blood could be seen on his right arm.

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