Halton Hills and North Halton newspapers
Police blotter Georgetown man injured when tree topples in yard
Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 11 Oct 2006, p. 3

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A 49-year-old Ann St. man relaxing in a hammock in his backyard Sunday afternoon received lifethreatening injuries when a tree broke and fell on top of him. Police report the hammock fell to the ground when the tree it was attached to broke. The man managed to push the tree off himself, however, he had sustained significant internal injuries. The victim's wife had been out for a walk and when she got back she found her husband lying beside the hammock. He was rushed to Georgetown Hospital with life-threatening back and neck injuries and was later transferred to Sunnybrook Hospital. His condition has since been upgraded to stable. Halton Police say the tree showed obvious signs of being dead and seems to have collapsed from the weight of the hammock. ··· A 46-year-old Georgetown man suffered head and spinal injuries when he fell nine feet from the ceiling of the Georgetown Wal-Mart store onto a photo-processing machine Monday afternoon. Halton Police report the man, an independent contractor, fell through the ceiling tiles at approximately 4:20 p.m. After hitting the machine he landed on the floor where another person in the store, who heard a crash, found him lying unconscious. He was airlifted to Sunnybrook Hospital and at press time police did not have an update on his condition. The Ministry of Labour is investigating the incident. ··· Three Excell saddles, valued at $5,500, were taken during a break and enter from an unlocked barn on a Winston Churchill Blvd. farm sometime between last Sunday and Tuesday. ··· An air conditioner unit was damaged when it was knocked off its bracket at a James St. home sometime late Friday or early Saturday. Damage is estimated at $3,000.

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Police blotter Georgetown man injured when tree topples in yard