Tree serviceman falls while trimming



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A Massachusetts man fell more than 30 feet while trimming trees at a Hudson home Tuesday. Michael Raggucci, 33, of Tyngsborough, Mass, was one of three people at 10 Sand Hill Road preparing to cut down a 50- to 70-foot tree. Raggucci was about 35 feet in the air in a bucket truck around 3 p.m., when the tree unexpectedly fell, according to police. The tree struck the truck's boom, knocking the bucket and Raggucci to the ground, according to Hudson police Lt. Bob Tousignant. Raggucci, who owns Forest Tree Service in Tyngsborough, suffered head and chest injuries, according to Hudson Fire Department press release. Tousignant didn't know the extent of Raggucci's injuries but said he was conscious and talking when officers arrived. "I understand that Hudson Fire Department asked for the trauma unit to be activated because of the possible severity of his injuries," Tousignant said. He was transported to Southern New Hampshire Medical Center. Later Tuesday, a SNHMC nurse said he was in "stable" condition. Police left the scene shortly before 5 p.m., when a representative from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration arrived to take over the investigation, Tousignant said. The tree also struck the home's attached two-car garage causing damage to the walls and roof, he said. The homeowner was home at the time of the incident. No one else was injured, Tousignant said.

 

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