A climber working with a tree-trimming crew was injured and required rescue from 40 feet up in a tree June 10, 2023, in Glen Arm, Maryland. Crews worked to cut branches away to free the worker, who sustained serious injuries and was taken to the Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, according to a WBAL News Radio online report.
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