A tree worker was struck by a large trunk/limb and seriously injured while cutting a tree on November 21, 2021, in Alton, Illinois.
Durondo Phillips was cutting a large trunk or limb when it broke off and hit his left side, including his head, which resulted in scalping, a severe left-eye injury, and neck and spinal injuries. He was flown to a St. Louis hospital after the accident, where he underwent multiple surgeries and blood transfusions.
Phillips, who is deaf, has since been released from the hospital and is now recovering at home. He has no brain injuries or paralysis but still faces multiple surgeries, along with significant physical therapy. It is speculated it may take him a year to recover. A Gofundme page has been set up for the family, according to a riverbender.com report.