One killed, one injured by a cut tree

One worker was killed and another injured when a tree they were cutting fell the wrong way and struck them on March 9, 2022, in Omaha, Nebraska.

Matthew Thompson, from Yutan, Neb., was found pinned under a large tree and unresponsive. Bennington Fire and Rescue pronounced Thompson dead at the scene.

Cooper Lippincott, from Blair, Neb., was found alert and breathing but had a lower extremity injury, which was believed to be a broken leg and/or ankle.

The two men were part of a tree-cutting crew clearing an area for a construction project. Officials at the scene said it appeared all three employees on the job were wearing safety equipment, according to a KETV NewsWatch 7 report.

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