2 Injured, 1 trapped after tree branch falls in Fenton - KMOV.com

2 Injured, 1 trapped after tree branch falls in Fenton

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FENTON, Missouri (KMOV.com) – Two men were hospitalized after a large tree branch fell outside Fenton, Missouri business Wednesday afternoon.

Officials said it happened outside Maritz Corporation's south campus in the 1400 block of South Highway Drive around 1:30 p.m.

Police said an off-the-clock Maritz employee was in the tree while a non-Maritz employee stood by and watched. According to officials, the branch the Maritz employee was standing on broke. The tree then landed on the non-Maritz employee, trapping him underneath.

Emergency crews transported both men to a local hospital with what was believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.

It is not yet known why the Maritz employee was in the tree.

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