Climber hurt in struck-by

A climber was injured after being struck by a free-falling limb during a crane operation on February 14, 2022, in a town in Massachusetts.

The company owner related to TCIA that a climber was operating off a crane, had just finished cutting a leader, and was descending to the ground as the crane started to pick the piece. The movement dislodged a short section of another leader, which fell about 25 feet, striking the climber on the head.

The climber was taken to the hospital, but the nature and extent of his injuries were unknown at the time of the report.

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